Do you turn the water off while brushing your teeth?
No. I like to rinse my mouth when I get done brushing and it takes that long just for the water to get cold.
Results aren't surprising. Doubt people in Louisiana brush their teeth in the first place.
I completely see relevance to this water conservation question and all my submissions.
Pickens blatantly verbalizes plans to drill, pump, and drain the entire resource to sell for personal profit. Even paid off legislators to allow his land deemed a "water district" which inturn allows him the right to use "immanent domain" on land owners should he c a need.
Privatization of air next?
An 80's Texas oil tycoon, T. Boone Pickens purchased thousands of acres in our northern panhandle because it sits atop a 1/3 of the USA's largest natural water aquifer.
Oh, and the Bush family recently purchased hundreds of thousands of acres in Paraguay... because it sits directly atop the worlds LARGEST natural water aquifer.
Several multinational corps have been draining our natural water sources, bottling it and selling it back to us at a 400% mark-up & there is NO act enabled or agency in place designed to regulate the environmental & health standards practices used by bottled water mfg co.'s. Tap is much safer.
Out of habit... thanks to gramma screaming, "Turn off my damn water!" as I stood there half asleep letting it run down the drain every morning.
It's a really hot commodity now, though. Bottled, it sells for more than the price of oil and is actually considered as "blue gold".
I don't use water until after I brush. I don't see the point in wetting your tooth brush beforehand.
No need to be harsh on each other. Those that have plenty don't see the need for it. Those that have seen drought know the value of water. When I was a kid the dams ran dry. We actually stopped everything and called a national day of prayer. It actually switch from drought to rain after that.
Hey, you finally posted my question! I'm so excited!
That's your "opinion." Of course I don't "need" too, I'm so glad you "agree" with that. I don't really "care" about how you "feel" or what you think is "stupid." "!"
I have a spring so my water is free and goes to the same place either way, but I only use water to rinse at the end.
By the way, I'm against leaving the water running, if my previous comment made it sound otherwise ;)
[shudders at the thought of a dry toothbrush]
It's not about global warming, it's about not being wasteful with the water that we may or may not realize is a huge blessing from God.
I thought i was the only one who noticed. They seem to be the outliers on every poll.
The f' is up with mississippi lately?
Age filter is interesting. Do younger people care more about the environment?
and besides, why would you run your water bill way up if you don't have to?
paying for it or not, there is still a limited supply of it in the world. it may seem like a lot, but no new water is being produced. what's here is what we have.
You don't "need" to turn it off. You just "should" turn it off because it is "stupid" and "lazy" and "wasteful" to leave it running.
I love these arguments. If i am paying for it, there is no waste?????
It's probably all those natural deposits from the meteor impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. One day some bright spark might find something worth mining. I would get a system if I had to drink that every day. Washing machines probably get zapped too with corrosion and mineral deposits. Thx.
It takes that long to warm up. I wash my face afterwards otherwise I don't
Yea the water here is gross. Pretty much everyone here that owns a house has a water treatment unit. Damn things are expensive but worth every dollar.
Is there any good reason to turn it off? Is there any benefit I see from that? Like, do you just like to hear silence? I can't think of any good reason to turn it off while brushing.
Do you all see how ridiculous your reasons are yet?
@craw why do I "need" to turn it off?
Only till hot water comes out. Teeth are sensitive and cold water hurts especially early morning hours
I've already posted it 3-4 times.
I started turning the water off after I went on a mission trip & we were without water for 2 days. Made me realize how important it is to not be wasteful.
Sure water is constantly recycled. Doesn't mean it's coming back to your area very easily, say if you live in Arizona or LA. still doesn't make sense to run it down the drain for no reason.
But what's your reasoning for leaving it on exactly?
@doopy I understand the technicality of not wasting water without splitting the molecule but, it's about all the work needed to reclaim the waste water. The extra energy needed to transport it, to clean it etc etc. it's a viscous cycle, waste needlessly and it's costs a lot of time, energy, etc.
@thelowend. Glad you're such a mature adult.
Yep. As a kid we had a well and couldn't waste water.
That's kind of funny, Doopy. Still, *I* don't ever want to call people any kind of derogatory name (or even just the wrong name) either on purpose or accidentally.
My water bill for the last month was $13.30. But that's just one person, and I don't do laundry in my apartment. Also doesn't include water for landscaping. I do my dishes by hand, though.
I'd add "rinse mouth, rinse brush" to that, but maybe that's just me.
Our water is free as we have a well.
Don't worry. I chose this screen name with full knowledge of what I'd end up getting called, by accident and on purpose.
Yes, hot water takes a while to reach the sinks, so I do this as well. Once the water turns hot and if I'm still brushing, then I turn it all the way off.
Remember the poll: do you pee in the shower? The majority admitted they do. Those people are conserving water by not flushing a toilet.
There are a zillion ways we can conserve. Turning water off while brushing isn't the way I choose.
Rep- I'm sad for you that you don't have the intelligence to resist all the Republican brainwashing.
You make no sense. Also, since you're confused, I am in no way affiliated with the GOP.
Does brushing your teeth in the fountain count? The water keeps running without turning it off. Just don't spit into the fountain.
You can turn a sink on and off? I just leave it on all day. :P
I do leave the water on. I leave it on a low stream, so that by the time I finish brushing, water will be hot. When I'm done brushing/rinsing, I like to rinse the brush in hot water.
Jeez people still do this?!
See, I don't understand how you can quote scientific research and undermine it at the same time. I guess that's the GOP way, ignore everything you disagree with.