Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth

Why

Even with all our industries in Saskatchewan, 40-55% of our treated water is used residentially.  Simply turning off taps when they are not needed can help save water.

How

My dentist tells me that I should brush my teeth for two minutes, three times a day.  If I leave the tap running all that time, I will use 30-50 litres of water each day, just for tooth brushing.  If I only run the tap to wet my toothbrush, then to rinse the toothbrush and my mouth, I’ll use less than two litres per day.  That’s over a 90% saving!