When we received our first water / sewer bill from the city, we were shocked to find out that for 6 months we were paying over $600! So expensive! We were shocked to see that we were using over 300 gallons of water a day? Could this be right? How could this be? We factored in that a lot of it must be the fact that we were watering the garden with the hose. Wow, waste of water! So we thought of ways we could conserve water and save money and help the planet while we are at it. First we bought 2 rain barrels to collect rain run off from the gutters. Then we invested in a new shower head. This is a eco-friendly shower head that has a slower trickle of water. The water comes out at a lower pressure. It took a while to get used to but it helped to know that this was going to conserve water and save us money.We got our water bill in the mail today, and we are happy to report that with the rain barrels and the new shower head, we managed to cut our water consumption in half! We now use only 165 gallons of water a day. Woo hoo! Conserving rocks! And even better, our water bill was cut in half! Going green is saving green!
Novice urban gardener & beekeeper documenting my adventures in gardening in NYC. I garden by trial & error. My goal is to grow my own organic food, recycle & conserve.
I would love to do a seed exchange or plant exchange with other New Yorkers. Contact me if you are interested.