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CBI Little Rock: Don’t Let Your Money Run Down the Drain

CBI Little Rock: Don’t Let Your Money Run Down the Drain

Earth’s surface is 71% water and only 2.5% of that water is fresh. Unfortunately, only 1% of fresh water is accessible, and the remaining water is frozen in icecaps and glaciers! So, scientists really mean it when they say, “Hey world! Let’s conserve water!” You can do your part to conserve and keep the world green by taking the right steps to save water in your home. Even if you’re not a big nature freak, we all enjoy money, and right now you’re letting your money run down the drain! You can take baby steps in water conversation that lead up to bigger projects! Those steps can make a huge impact on your pocketbook, and the world!

Baby Steps to Save Money

• Plug the tub before you run your water

• Wash your pets outside in a place where the yard needs watering

• Check to see if your toilet has leaks.

• Drop tissue in the trash and skip flushing

• Check faucets and showerheads for leaks

• While your water is heating up, collect the running water to use to water plants

• Teach children to turn faucets very tight after every use

• Wait till your washer and dishwasher are full before you run them

• Defrost Food in the fridge instead of using running water

• Check outdoor faucets for leaks

• Don’t let the water run when your washing dishes by hand.

These steps are just the tip of the iceberg in adjustments you can make in your daily life to start down the path of being water savvy. Not only will you save water, you’ll save money. Want to make an even bigger change?

Turn It Off

In the modern world, showering every day is typical and expected.  American’s average 8 minutes per shower which uses about 17 gallons of water. Let’s think about all the things you do when you shower. You lather up your body, wash your hair, and even shave among other things. When you do those things, take shaving for example, how much time is spent under the water? None! You shave, then rinse. So, a great money saving tip would be just to TURN IT OFF.

Turn the water off when you do things that don’t require the use of water until you’re done. This goes for the sink as well. Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth or lathering your hands. It may seem like you’re only saving minutes of running water, but those minutes add up to gallons, and those gallons are dollars added to your water bill!


• Turning off the water when brushing your teeth saves 200 gallons of water a month.

• Save 6 gallons of water per day when you turn off the sink to scrub your hands.

• Handwashing dishes can use up to 20 gallons of water per wash, whereas an energy efficient dishwasher can use as little as 4 gallons.

• Watering your yard uses about 50 gallons of water a day!

• A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons of water a day…. find the problem, and turn it off!


Upgrade Your Shower

Another great way to conserve water while helping your pocketbook is to invest in a new shower or bath. Some might ask, “How is that saving money? You’re spending money on a new shower!”  Let’s just say it’s the type of investment that pays for itself repeatedly.

Don’t just piece together energy upgrades with your old outdated tub. Give your bathroom a facelift! A new tub with a new energy saving shower head could be the perfect water saving technique that you need. You’ll feel better in a new tub, and Mother Earth will thank you for being kind to her water reserves.

You can save water AND money by giving your bathroom a facelift by Community Builders.  We have a variety of colors, and styles to choose from, as well as bath fixtures. We even carry handicap accessible options to meet every need.  Our products are also naturally resistant to mold and mildew which is even better for the environment! You won’t have to use harsh chemicals that go down the drain to clean your shower! Plus, our products are made from very durable material that won’t chip, crack, or peel!

Need help being water efficient while keeping your bathroom attractive? Contact Community Builders of Little Rock today at 501-683-8777! We’re gonna save you a lot of money!


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