Save Water and Money in the Bathroom

B7B47X Brown and turquoise bathroom, home, decor, tile, shower, towel, window, sink, soap, counter, clean, rug
B7B47X Brown and turquoise bathroom, home, decor, tile, shower, towel, window, sink, soap, counter, clean, rug

Can a woman's college dorm in Southern California hold a secret to your water-saving bathroom renovation?

Yes, says Alexandra Bennett, sustainability coordinator at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Bennett is piloting a water-saving program at the college, which despite its proximity to the ocean lacks many local water sources.

By following the school's example and recycling gray water--
waste water generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing and bathing--homeowners can conserve thousands of gallons every year. Nine to 12 gallons a day, on average, disappear down the bathroom sink for such activities as hand-washing, tooth-brushing, shaving, and makeup application and removal.

Here's how you can save some of that water--and your money--from going down the drain: