Ladies, I need help. I live in the midwest, and we are experiencing a major drought. Our rainfall has been less than half of what it should be for 4 years now. Farmers and ranches are failing left and right, wildfires are at an all-time high...everybody's feeling the hurt. Not only that, but two of our city wells have stopped working. (Perfect timing, right? smh)
Our city has put out a water conservation notice. They said that we can't water our lawns during peak hours - only from 7pm to 10am, and they asked that everyone limit the amount of water they use on their lawns.
They also said to conserve water indoors as much as possible. I've never had to deal with something like this...what are some ways to conserve water? Here are the things we already do:
The kids bathe together to save bath water. (I have two young dd's, nothing weird there.)
I bathe instead of showering, and I use as little water as possible to do it. SO has started doing the same. (He used to be the marathon shower guy; 20-30 minutes per shower!)
I only run the washer when I have a full load. Same goes for the dishwasher.
When we brush our teeth, we fill a small cup halfway full with water. We use that one cup to wet and rinse our toothbrushes, and to rinse our mouths. My daughter used to brush her teeth and leave the faucet on the whole time - so I know we're saving water there.
Is there anything else I haven't thought of?