Recycling Water

You wouldn’t share the same drinking glass as your kids, but your plants don’t mind.

How many cups of half-drunk water find their way back to the kitchen sink in your house?

In our house, it’s plenty.  And if you’re like most people, that water goes down the drain.  But one day my parched plants visible from the kitchen sink window seemed to lean in my direction, and I had an idea.  Now I keep the watering can right near the kitchen sink, and I pour the unused water from our drinking cups right in.

It makes the water supply a couple cups worth more full, and my plants are happy.

Don’t have plants to water?  Consider using the water from your cups to wash the dishes, using the water from the tap only to rinse.

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About Heidi

My name is Heidi and I live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I have three young girls and a baby son, and a husband who makes me laugh. We love to turn up the music and dance in the livingroom, bend down and smell fresh grass, and play at the beach in the sunshine. I run a stand up paddle school, sharing good times with tourists on the island. I love teaching stand up paddling, and it proves a challenge to do a good job raising a family while running a business. Like my post? Please leave a comment.
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2 Responses to Recycling Water

  1. Kerri says:

    I’m recycling the wading pool water this way, too, now that summer’s hit. Before we just dumped it all on our lawn (which also needed a drink) we continued to bail out jugs and watering cans to give to our flowers. It sure was fun, and so useful!

  2. Emily says:

    Great suggestion! We live in Southern California where we are constantly under drought advisories. I put a bucket in the shower (that I keep tucked away in the bathroom) and I put it under the running water while I wait for it to heat up. After the shower I take the bucket to a large rubbermaid where I store it for future use for watering plants. It could be an extra source of water in the event of emergencies–especially for our dogs.

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