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Saving Water with SinkPositive
Jeff shares a quick money and water saving tip using an innovative product. The employee restroom in our store is cramped on size, leaving the sink and toilet in different rooms. We recently discovered Sink Positive, a retrofit for your toilet lid that turns it into a sink, delivering a clean, environmentally friendly, and touch-free hand wash with every flush. Talk about a really convenient space saving product, especially when there isn’t room for a full sized sink!
- SinkPositive Standard model (*Missouri Wind and Solar is not sponsored by, or paid by the manufacturer to use or review this product.)
By following the instructions included with the SinkPositive, your sink can be easily installed in just 10 minutes.
You may be wondering how this item will save you money in the long run.
The SinkPositive reroutes clean water from the supply line, the water runs through the faucet for a touch-free hand wash and then drains directly into the bowl. The reuse of this soapy water to refill the bowl helps in saving gallons of water each day, up to 2 gallons per person per day, as well as promoting hygiene.
This product is not for everyone, but offers a solution for where standard sinks are not an option.
Other ways to save water around the home:
Take showers instead of baths. A full bathtub can use up to 70 gallons of water.
Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth to save up to 4 gallons per minute.
Use WaterSense® labeled showerheads to save up to 750 gallons per month.
Test your toilet once a year for leaks.
Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.
If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones, just make sure you scrape the plates and clean the food trap in the dishwasher.
Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.
Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons a month.
Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.
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