Conserving water is important. Whether you are living in areas stricken by drought or not. Cutting back on water use helps to conserve a precious resource, and it also means a lower utility bill. There are a lot of ways you can save water around your home. A few changes you make to conserve water in your home can result in hundreds of gallons water savings.
Water saving tips in your home
Water saving- shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators installation
Install water-saving and low-flow shower heads in your home. Limit your showers to five minutes. Low-flow means that per minute, less than 2.5 gallons are used per minute. Install a shower start showerhead or add a shower start converter to the existing showerhead to help automatically pause a running shower the moment it is warm.
Check for toilet leaks
Check your toilet for leaks by putting a little food coloring in the toilet tank. If within thirty minutes the color starts appearing in the bowl, without flushing, then there is a leak that needs immediate repairing.
Check pipes and faucets for leaks
Faucets and pipes should be checked for leaks to avoid wastage of water. Small drips from worn faucet washers can waste up to twenty gallons of water each day. A large leak can waste hundreds of gallons.
Turn off tap when brushing
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. You only need to wet your toothbrush and fill water in a glass to rinse your mouth.
Do not leave water running for dish rinsing
If you are washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing. If you are using a double- basin sink, fill one basin with soapy water, and the other with rinsing water. But if you are using a single-basin, you can put together the dishes on a rack and then rinse with a panful of hot water or a spray device.
Use your clothes washer only for full loads
Wash laundry only when clothes are enough to support a full load. Regardless of whether the washing machine is empty or full, it will use the same amount of water. The only problem is when there are additional washes over
time. This leads to massive amounts of unnecessary water consumption.
Make a difference in your home by practicing these simple water-saving tips.