Today’s Small Step: Tap Out

By Faran Krentcil, Fact checked by Jessica Ochoa

1 min read


Your mom was right: It’s easy to turn off the sink or shower tap when you’re not using it—and it’s going to save you cash while saving the planet, too. 

In fact, by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, you save an average of 8 gallons of water per day. And if you turn off the tap while shaving? That’s another 10 gallons daily.

That means in one year, you could save nearly 5700 gallons of water (or half a competitive swimming pool), and save on your utilities bill, just by being a little more mindful in your morning routine. Let’s do it, together. ☀️