Water Wise

Published: January 28, 2019

Easy Ways to Save Water in Your Apartment Home

Today, the practice of water conservation is more important than ever. Water is Canada’s most precious natural resource. It’s a basic necessity of life – one that is often taken for granted. Contrary to popular belief, water is not an unlimited resource. Although we’re lucky enough to live in a place with abundant freshwater resources, many others across the world are not as fortunate.

Boardwalk is working towards an eco-friendly future and we need everyone’s help. A few small adjustments in your apartment home can save hundreds of litres of water per month. Here are three simple tips to help you get started:

Check for Leaky Toilets and Faucets

Simply put, a leaky toilet can waste about 100 litres of water a day. Leaky faucets can also be very wasteful. Getting your toilet and faucets repaired is easy. You may not notice it at first, but you will save a significant amount of water each day.

Avoid Running the Tap

When you use the sink, try your best not to let the tap run. If you’re washing dishes, fill the sink with water and dish soap, turn off the tap, and do all the dishes at once. If you have a dishwasher, always run a full load versus a half load. Not only will you save water, but you’ll also save money on dishwasher detergent.

Also, turning off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth, flossing or washing your face can save a crazy amount of water.

Take Shorter Showers

Try only to fill your bathtub halfway and turn off the shower head when you’re lathering or shaving.  If you shorten your shower time from ten to five minutes or less, you will be saving water and energy every time you shower.

Boardwalk is committed to making a difference in the conservation of water, and the environment as a whole. Our goal of an eco-friendly future has never been more important, or more achievable. Together, we can make a difference.  


Epcor (2019). High Water Usage. Retrieved from https://www.epcor.com/products-services/water/Pages/high-water-usage.aspx

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