You may be asking yourself, “why does Mr. Rooter care where I wash my dog?” While we certainly care about little Fido, we’re more concerned with wasting water. Unbeknownst to most dog owners, washing your dog in your bathtub wastes a lot of water.
The Benefits of Washing Your Dog Outside
Washing your dog in a tub for only 10 minutes can waste more than 30 gallons of water — if you wash your dog every other month, this equals 180 gallons of water rushing down the drain.
While you’ll still need to use water when you wash your dog outside, that water doesn’t fall into your pipes, instead it goes onto your lawn — this will then cut down on the amount of time you need to water your lawn. Plus, many dog owners enjoy not having to chase a wet pup through their living room once bath time is done!
More Water Conservation Tips for Summer
- Call on a plumber if you notice water dripping from your taps.
- Water your lawn early in the morning or late at night, when it’s not as hot.
- Wipe dishes clean in the garbage, rather than pre-rinsing them.
- Run the dishwasher on full rather than hand washing each dish.
- Turn the water off when you brush your teeth.
- Install low-flush toilets and see your water-use drop by as much as 40%.