Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Heating up the pipes

When you have to run the hot water tap to get hot water, you quickly realise that over time you will have to waste a lot of water. If you have to pre-run the water, say to get hot water for the dishwasher or for the baby's bath, run that water into a water pitcher or use it to water plants.

So, now you have the pipes heated up. Why not, then, have everyone take a shower to benefit from not having to run the water again? That's what we do in our family. We coordinate the kids' bathtimes so that the hot water pipe doesn't go cold again. When we shower, we do the same thing... at least we try.

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