People are frequently concerned about conserving electricity, but water conservation is frequently ignored.
Fortunately, water is rather inexpensive for most of us, but that doesn’t mean there’s any reason to waste it. A little savings at a time can add up!
These tips will save you a bundle over time:
CHECK FAUCETS FOR LEAKS
Did you know that a dripping faucet can leak up to 20 gallons of water per day? That’s 600 gallons during a month.
INSPECT THE TOILETS FOR LEAKS
Try adding a little food coloring into the tank and see if it leaks into the toilet bowl. You’ll also know you have a leak if you hear the toilet “run” at random times. That’s the sound of the tank
adding water to bring the level back up.
INSULATE YOUR HOT WATER TANK AND PIPES
A lot of water is wasted while waiting for it to heat up. Maintain the temperature of your water by insulating your pipes and tank.
READ YOUR WATER METER
Take a reading and then refrain from using any water for 2 hours. Check it again. If the meter moved, you’re losing water somewhere.
REPLACE YOUR SHOWERHEAD
There are more efficient showerheads that use much less water.
INSTALL A LOW FLUSH TOILET
These toilets use less water per flush.
TURN OFF THE WATER WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH
A great deal of water is wasted while you’re standing there brushing your teeth.
TAKE A SHOWER INSTEAD OF A BATH
A quick shower uses about 75% less water than a bath.
PLANT DROUGHT RESISTANT GRASS, FLOWERS, TREES, AND SHRUBS
These will require much less water to maintain.
WATER YOUR LAWN EARLY IN THE MORNING
Watering in the early morning allows maximum absorption. If you water mid-day, the sun may cause the water to evaporate too quickly. Watering in the early evening encourages fungal growth since the plants will stay wet too long.
EXAMINE YOUR HOSES AND CONNECTIONS FOR LEAKS
Old hoses tend to have small cracks or leaks and the connectors may warp, causing unnecessary water loss.
RUN THE HOSE SPARINGLY WHILE WASHING YOUR CAR
Either turn it off while washing or use a nozzle.
By making a few simple changes, you can help save our planet. Conserving water is not only good for the earth, but it’s also good for your pocketbook.