Water conservation is great for the environment and your wallet. If you are looking to cut back on utility company complaints, follow these water-saving tips.
Don’t Run Water While You Brush
Turn off the faucet while brushing to save a little each time.
Don’t Flush Every Time
Flushing uses up a lot of water. If there’s only urine in the toilet, don’t flush. It can add up to serious savings.
If you shave off an extra two minutes each time, you’ll see the difference on your bill.
Skip a Shower
Did you have a low activity day? Skip the shower and save more.
You know those few minutes you let the water run while warming it? Use a bucket to catch it. You can use it to water your plants or flush the toilet.
The car wash is better than washing at home. Not only do you save on your utility bill, but car washes use recycled water, so it benefits everyone.
Fill the Sink When Washing Dishes
Fill the sink with hot soapy water and only turn it back on when you’re ready to rinse.
Fill the Dishwasher and Washer
If you have to wash your work clothes, toss in other things. If you need a dish clean and don’t have a full load, hand wash.
Save Pasta Water
You don’t have to reuse it, but you can hang onto old cooking water to water your plants or flush your toilet.
Use a Rain Barrel
A rain barrel will collect runoff water and allow for plant watering, toilet flushing, and pet bathing.
Following these steps will get you well on your way to cutting down your bill and conserving water in your community.