Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day! Recycle Water!

Recycle your water when waiting for cold water and dog water!

I have long been one to promote the recycling of water.  Here's how I have done this in my home and with my husband.  One way is to place a bucket in the shower.  When the water is running before you get into the shower, collect that water in a bucket and then use the water for your dog bowl and for your garden!

Another way to collect water is when you are running water in your sink and waiting for it to heat up.  We put the plant waterer (as seen in the above picture on the right-hand side) and then we use that water for houseplants and container gardens on the porch.  We also use that water for the dog water bowl which we change in three rooms of the house daily.

And the final way that I have to share with you is what you can do with the left-over water from your dog's bowl.  I put that in my bucket and water the garden or into the container gardens.  The flowers and herbs don't know that your dog drank out of that water and it's a great way to save water.

If this has helped you in some way, please use the comment section to share what you learned or add another way to recycle water!   Happy Earth Day!


Photo used with permission.  Click on picture or these words for information on how to start container gardening.

6 comments:

Dumpster Dude said...

Recycling water, one should follow these steps.

Bonnie said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Nicoyle Simmons said...

I never would have thought of doing that. Excellent tips!

Ann I Am said...

I keep a watering can by the kitchen sink for when I need to run the water warm. I also save ice from drinks and water from the dog bowl (too) to water plants. We also have rain barrels installed. Love them! Thanks for encouraging others to reuse water.

Samantha said...

great tips! re-using water you used to boil things in can also be done

Maureen Timerman said...

Love these ideas...everything helps!

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