Fast FactsFast Facts2016-10-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#3f3e419f-0fa5-4790-ac10-a80ab0188ba4;L0|#03f3e419f-0fa5-4790-ac10-a80ab0188ba4|Issue 25;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0DD345482BE74998973F9DD9269DF441"><ul><li>Cutting two minutes off your daily shower saves 460 litres of water per month – and much more if you use an older-style showerhead. </li><li>Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Leaving the tap running while brushing wastes 700 litres of drinking water over a month. </li><li>A family of four washes an average of 300 loads of laundry per year. For the most efficient use of water, fill your washing machine completely.</li><li>Even with an efficient washing machine, one load a day uses 340 litres of water a week. Washing less loads by re-using towels and other items is one of the easiest ways to save water around the house. </li><li>Most dishwashers use the same amount of water whether running half or full loads. Fill your dishwasher completely; at an average of 215 loads per year that wasted water really adds up.</li><li>Your washing machine’s permanent press setting adds water at the end of the wash cycle and can use twice the amount of water as a normal load of laundry.</li><li>On an average winter day Metro Vancouver delivers about one billion litres of water to municipalities in our region. That’s enough to completely fill BC Place.</li><li>How are you waterwise? Share your tips and learn new ones at <a href="http://www.welovewater.ca/" target="_blank"> www.welovewater.ca</a>.</li> </ul></div>0