Water is precious and as consumers we need to take steps to save every drop, not just from conservation point but also to reduce our monthly water bills.
In this post, we will list out simple things you can actually do to save thousands of gallons of water, and lot of money, every month.
- Use Less Water: – Make your showers shorter. There are new water-efficient showerhead in the market and a 5-minute shower uses less water than a normal bath using mugs. Close the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth. Use water for wetting and rinsing your razor or your toothbrush. Closing the tap can save as much as 2,400 gallons of water per year.
- Check Faucets & Toilets for Leakages: – A faucet leaking even at s rate of one drop/second can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water every year, and a leaked toilet can result in a wastage of about 73,000 gallons/year.
- Wash Full Loads when doing your Laundry: – Washing full loads of your laundry as against partial loads of laundry can help you save over 3,400 gallons of water every year. If you need a new clothes washer, always look for an ENERGY STAR ratings, the higher the ratings, the better. You can save 50% less water and 25% less energy per load.
- Invest in Water-Efficient Toilet: – The standard toilets these days are the main consumer of water at home and it makes about 30% of your indoor water use. The best way to do is get a new toilet that uses water-efficiently. You will be able to save as many as 4,000 gallons of water and more than $90/year. If 25% of all Texas residents reduced their water consumption by doing away with one toilets that uses 1.6-gallon-per-flush, the city of Texas will be able to save as much as 875 million gallons every year.
- Install Water-Efficient Showerheads & Faucet Aerators: – Showers are the best way to to save water at home. So, install water-efficient showerhead and you will be able to save at least 2,900 gallons of water/year. In addition to this, replace the old and inefficient faucets. You will be able to save as much as 700 gallons of water every year,,, that means you are saving water for another 40 extra showers.
- Water smartly: – Watering your yard thoroughly is fine, but know that it need not be done every day. Doing once a week is quite enough. You can use the drip irrigation system if possible and watering should be done early in the morning to minimise evaporation.
- Collect & Use Rainwater: – Watering of your lawn and garden takes up as much as 30% to 50% of your total household water use in the summers. So, make it a habit to do rain-harvesting. You can use the water for watering plants and thereby save you water and money. Using, rainwater can help you save at least 10% of water at home.