Wash Your Hands but Still Save Water


A tip from the Office of Sustainability: Turn off the tap while you scrub! 

Washing your hands with soap and water is the most important thing you can do to stop the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. In order to save water, turn off the tap while you scrub! Wet your hands before adding soap. Then turn-off the running water and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and then rinse.  

This may seem like a small amount of water saved, but if everyone in the world uses this tip, it will add up to a lot of water being saved! 

Keep the world healthy, safe and sustainable! 

You can read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for washing your hands here.