While the thought of conserving water might feel like mission impossible during the 90-degree+ days we’ve been “enjoying” these last few months, cutting back just a bit will not only help the environment, but will also save you money on your water bill.
Here’s how you can save:
- Check your faucets, hose bibs, toilets, etc. for leaks. Those little drops add up fast!
- Shorten your showers or, for more savings, try a low-flow showerhead. Did you know that a quick, four-minute shower uses as much as 20 to 40 gallons of water?
- Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Only use your washing machine or dishwasher for full loads.
- Don’t let the water run when rinsing or hand-washing dishes.
- Only water your lawn when it really needs it.
- Don’t let the hose run when washing your car or watering plants.
The average family can use over 400 gallons of water every day and while these tips might not seem like much, they could help you cut your usage by up to 30%.