October 19

Tips for water saving

In Geelong we have been on water restirctions since before I was born, which means we have strict rules about how we can use water. Restrictions are in place because we have been in a drought for many years, after the rainfall we had last year though the restrictions aren’t as tough.

There are lots of ways you can save water in your home such as:
-using a water tank to collect the rain water off your roof to wash your car or water garden
-have a shower using a water saver shower head
-turn off the water tap when brushing your teeth
-water your garden using grey water
-use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the hot water to come through and then water your garden with it
-use water saving toliets, washing machines and dish washers
-fix leaking taps

How do you save water in your house?

What did you think of the video?


Posted October 19, 2011 by Jarrod in category Uncategorized

21 thoughts on “Tips for water saving

  1. Mikayla

    @ Jarrod,

    I like the blog post that you did at home about water saveing.

    I like your vido that you got from a website online Jarrod.

    Yes I do save water at my mum’s and at my dad’s houes.

    Do you save water at your houes?

    You shold chehout Mrs. Yollis’s blog Royce has a geast post it is about you and him skiping and playing poptropca.

    Your friend,
    Mikayla

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      1. Mikayla

        @ Jarrod,

        Thankyou for repling to me on this blog post about water savety,

        That is great that you save water at your house.

        Thankyou for repling to me on this blog post about water savety again.

        Your friend,
        Mikayla

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  2. Nana

    @ Jarrod,
    Fantastic tips for water saving great for the envirnoment and budget saving as well. I water the garden early in the morning or later in the eveningso the sun doesn’t evaporate the water,and have shorter shower so not to waste our water. I enjoyed the video

    Love Nana

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  3. sgalvin

    Dear Jarrod,

    What a great post about such an important issue in Victoria. I can remember when the water restrictions first started in Melbourne.

    We recently re-did one of the bathrooms in our house and made sure the shower head and toilet were water-savers. We also collect extra water in buckets and use it to water the gardens. We do lots of other things to make sure we don’t waste very much water.

    I think the video you found is great – a great example of the different ways we can save water! It’s especially important as we start heading into our hottest months of the year.

    From your friend,
    Stef Galvin

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    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Stef Galvin,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      How do you save water at your home ❓ My Nan saves water by using a water saver shower head.

      Your pal,
      Jarr☀d

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  4. Mrs Kathleen Morris

    Dear Jarrod,

    I enjoyed reading your post about saving water. It is funny to think that we have had water restrictions since before you were born. It’s good the restrictions aren’t as tough now and we’re getting more rain.

    A few years ago Mr Limb entered a competition to make an ad for tv about saving water. I think his ad was about putting a bucket in the shower and wiping your feet after you come back from the beach (rather than washing them).

    Anyway, Mr Limb won and his ad was on tv for quite a while! There was an award ceremony where Mr Limb was presented with his trophy but he couldn’t go so I went and collected his award. It was fun!

    Keep up your great posts.

    Your teacher,

    Mrs M☀rris

    PS – remember in class we have been talking about when you need to put an apostrophe before an s? Do you think the word “badges” on your widget would need an apostrophe?

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    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Mrs M☀rris,

      Thank you for levaing me a comment.

      Do you know where I can find the ad to watch it ❓

      My mum tells me that I was able to play under the sprinkler once when I was younger and the restrictions weren’t too bad. Did you use to play under the sprinkler when you were younger ❓

      Your pal,
      Jarr☀d

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      1. Mrs Kathleen Morris

        @ Jarr☀d,

        Thanks for writing back to me.

        I looked for Mr Limb’s ad online but I couldn’t find it! You could leave a comment on his blog and ask him where it is? Or you could ask him if you see him on yard duty at school sometime?

        Yes! My sister and I used to love playing under the sprinkler when we were younger. In fact, we used to put the sprinkler under the trampoline when we were jumping on it. That was fun.

        I hope you had a nice weekend.

        Your teacher,
        Mrs M☀rris

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  5. Hannah

    @ Jarrod,

    Great Post:wink:

    I really really liked the movie:lol:

    Some things you can do to save water are when you have a bath don’t use to much water and when you have a shower don’t go in for to long because if you stay in there for to long you will start to waist heaps and heaps of water!

    Great post again.

    Kind Regards,
    Hannah

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    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Hannah,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      Thanks for the tips that’s what we do at our house too.

      Your pal,
      Jarr☀d

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    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Lily,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      I had a look at your blog and it looks pretty cool. How lon have you had your blog for ❓ You have some great widgets.

      Your new pal,
      Jarr☀d

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  6. Dana

    Hi Jarrod

    Great post 🙂

    At my house we use a water tank that is in
    our backyard. Our old house did not have a water tank,
    in fact it did not even have any saving water stuff.
    By the way does your house have a water tank?

    I loved the video that you got of You Tube,it was incredible.

    From your class mate
    Dana! 😛 😉

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  7. Jarrod (Post author)

    @ Dana,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    It’s great to see your leaving lots of comments on other peoples blogs ❗

    My Dad put a water tank in this house and the last house we lived in, we use it mainly to water our vegie garden.

    Your pal,
    Jarr&#9728:d

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  8. Liam

    @ Jarrod,

    brilliant post.

    Your safety tips are very good.

    I liked the video. It was very funny.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Liam 👿 😈

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  9. Kelly Ficarelli

    Hi Jarrod! I’m Kelly, a student in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I just wanted to say that I liked your post very much. I think water conservation is very important and your tips were great. I also looked at your class blog, your “About me” page and other posts you have made. I think it’s great that you are blogging and Skyping at such a young age. Kudos to your teachers for introducing you and your classmates to technology! In your post about “Skyping with Royce,” my professor, Dr. Strange, asks if you would consider having a Skyping session with his students. I would be very happy if you would Skype with me and talk about blogging in your classroom. Check with your Mum and teachers and see if this is something you would be interested in and let us know please. Have a great day Jarrod!

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  10. Jarrod (Post author)

    @ Kelly Ficarelli,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    My mum is trying to get in touch.

    I would love to Skype.

    Your pal,
    Jarr☀d

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  11. ErinB

    Well, since I live in East Texas, we get like, alot of rainfall a year, so we dont save water much. But We have done a passage in 5th grade about it.
    •Instead of using a dish washer, use the sink and fill it up and wash the dishes.
    •Dont take long showers
    •Dont use the water when you dont really need it. Use water if youre hot, thirsty, need to wash dishes, and takeing a bath. Last year, we had a drought. We had alot of forest fires!

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