10 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home


Quebecers consume on average 386 litres per day! That is a lot of drinking water, and a large part of it is often wasted and goes straight back into the sewer system. Here are a few tips that will help you reduce your daily water consumption:

1. Place an object in your toilet tank that will displace water, so less water will be used to fill the tank or upgrade to a low-flush toilet that consumes only between 4.1 and 6 L of water, instead of 12 L or more for each flush.


2. Install low-flow faucet aerators, which reduce water consumption by one third compared to a standard faucet.


3. Install a WaterSense certified shower head, reducing your consumption by one half.


4. Collect rainwater and use it for watering your plants.


5. Limit your showers to 5 minutes.


6. Minimize rinsing before putting your dishes in the dishwasher.


7. Run the dishwasher only when it is completely full.


8. Minimize rinsing before putting before recyclable items in the bin.


9. Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth.


10. Check for leaks in your faucets and toilets and repair them as needed.


Every drop counts! Have you thought about installing water-saving devices in your home?


Source: Les Verts contre-attaquent, Télé-Québec

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Marie-Eve Chapdelaine

Marie-Eve Chapdelaine is a specialist in sustainable development and has worked at Cascades since 2006. She is particularly interested in building public awareness and changing attitudes regarding social and environmental issues. In her role at Cascades, Marie-Eve uses her expertise to inform, guide and support her colleagues in maintaining the company’s leadership position in sustainable development. She has earned an undergraduate degree in public communications from Université Laval and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environment at Université de Sherbrooke. “I’ve always been interested in environmental causes, but also in social issues. Sustainable development allows me to pursue both interests at once. What better than to work at Cascades, a beacon in this area, and a company that is open to implementing all sorts of measures to improve performance and maintain its leadership position.” Because she believes every citizen needs to take responsibility for improving their living environment, Marie-Eve is also socially engaged, sitting on several community boards and committees.

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