Reduce your water bill, and your impact on the environment with these water-saving tips:
1. Use Your Dishwasher
Contrary to popular belief, it takes more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to load them up in the dishwasher and Voila!
2. Take Shorter Showers
Aim for a five-minute shower. With a low-flow showerhead, you’ll use 12.5 gallons of water or less. Compare that to 37.5 gallons for a 15-minute shower, and the savings is pretty easy to see.
3. Shower Instead of Taking Baths
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it takes 35 gallons of water to fill the average bathtub. Switch to a five-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead, and you’ll save 22.5 gallons each time you scrub up!
4. Repair Faucet and toilet Leaks
According to the National Sanitation Foundation, a leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year, also a leaky toilet can waste as much as 500 gallons of water each day! Place a dye tablet (free at home improvement stores) in the toilet tank, and watch to see if the dye seeps into the bowl. If it does, you have a leak that needs to be addressed.A leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year
5. Turn the Water Off While You Brush/ Shave
Less flow time equals less water used.
6. Only Wash Full Loads
You’ll save water and wear and tear on your machine.