Do you leave your water running while you brush your teeth?

Colombia
June 4, 2008 6:18pm CST
Hello people. I was woundering, how many of you leave the watter running while you brush your teeth. If we want to stop global warming, and stop wasting the natural resourses, we have to contribute at least in small tasks. Are friends, or family members that do this? Have you taught them that just takes a few seconds to scroll the water valve twice and it can save a lot of cubic water?
8 responses
@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
4 Jun 08
It is the small things, like you said, that make the whole difference. I showed some kids about running water while brushing your teeth. I put a container in the sink and then I asked everyone in the room if they brushed their teeth everyday. We calculated the amount of water in the container by the number of students to find how much water is wasted in one day. Then we times it by 30 to find out the amount in a month...and then 12 to find out about how much it was in a year! You would be very surprised to see their reaction to the amount of water used! Thanks for the post! Everyone needs to be reminded of that!
• Colombia
5 Jun 08
lol, Thx for your comment, however its a clever way to show kids how much water is "wasted" on satisfying human needs. I bet all those kids will grow up with the idea to save water. :D
• United States
5 Jun 08
We're under water restrictions, so I'm feeling the waste of water more than a lot of people. I always turn the water off while I brush and I conserve as much water as possible. No more baths, short showers with the water turned off to soap, and all of our grey water that can be collected is.
• Colombia
5 Jun 08
Thx for your reply, That is the kind of attitude we all nice to adopt to change this world, before its too late.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I don't leave the water run and I have taught the children that I have to shut the water off while they brush their teeth. I have also started recycling again woo hoo! I missed it so much I had lived in an area where we didn't have curb side recycling nor did we have a station close to us. We moved to the city and I have curb side recycling but I go to the station that is a few blocks away because we have to sign up for it and I haven't gotten my stickers for the program. I think you will be happy to know that my household went from having about 10 bags of trash a week, to having 1! 1 stinking bag of trash! That's it! I am so excited! We save so much on trash bags!
• Colombia
5 Jun 08
Nice improvement Zephyrsun, Im sure that if everyone work together, we can give a 180ยบ change to this important issue.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I know it's a very bad habit , but I'll be honest, i do leave the water on while i brush my teeth. I usually like to hear the noise of the water and feel more confortable when the water is on. I also noticed that a tag that says "global warming". How does that have anything to do with tap water? Please answer me question.
• Colombia
5 Jun 08
Hello, well, everything is connected as you know. I dont know if you know this, but our wolrd is about 72% water. But only 16% is fresh water. Out of that fresh water, 10% is in teh polar caps. So we only have 6% fresh water for the whole planet. That clean water you are not using, will mix up with the dirty water and end up at a water threatment plant. My point is that you are wasting pure water than then idustries pollute the atmosphere trying to clean it back. Or just trying to produce fresh water out of salty water, witch is a very expencive proces and that at the end it ends up adding CO2, and other dangerous chemicals to the environment. About your habit, Try to change that, and if you really need to hear that water running, then at least scroll the water valve so a small quantity of water is lost, and not a whole torrent of clean water going down the sink.
• United States
5 Jun 08
I never leave the water running while brushing my teeth and I never understood why some people actually do leaving the water running. It is a pure waste. I am guilty of taking longer showers sometimes though.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I conserve water! A nice way of helping not to have a huge bill and of saving water.
@ml2blog (414)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Sometimes, I do leave my water running while I brush my teeth. I don't know why I do this, but just a habit.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
4 Jun 08
No i never leave my water running when I brush my teeth. Why waste all that water.