There are so many ways to reduce your monthly budget and your water bill is no exception. Now you can lower the amount of water your household uses each month. Try a few of the items on this list and see the savings adds up!
Install Low Flow Faucet and Shower Heads Or Aeraters
Did you know there is such a thing as Low Flow Faucet Heads Or Faucet Aeraters? I know I didn’t! Grab the one that best suits your bathroom and reduce your water usage.
Don’t Let the Water Run
Turn your water off when brushing your teeth or shaving. It sounds simple but we tend to forget when we are in a hurry. I still have to remind my kids of this often.
Only Run Full Loads Of Laundry Or Dishes In The Dishwasher
Be sure to only hit the start button on your dishwasher if it is full. No sense in washing half a load. The same applies to laundry. Do larger loads in order to wash more in less time, with less water.
Repair a Drippy Faucet
Do you have a dripping faucet? If so repair or replace it today! Those drops of water can add up to a large amount of money over time.
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Check Your Toilet For Leaks
One of the best ways to check your toilet for leaks is to add a few drops of food coloring to the tank of your toilet. If within 15-30 minutes you see the color in the bowl without flushing then you know that there is a leak somewhere. Have the necessary parts replaced.
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Only Water Your Lawn when It Needs It!
Invest in a Soaker Hose to water your lawn with the least amount of water. They run anywhere from $15-$30 depending on the length and brand. Consider adding mulch around your trees and shrubs which will help keep the moisture in around the roots. Drought resistant shrubs and lawns are also available for landscaping if you are looking for an entirely new outdoor look.
Buy A “Tank Bank”
A Tank Bank is a water bag that you keep in the tank of your toilet in order to conserve the amount of water that is used per flush. I have also seen bricks and plastic bottles filled with pebbles and water that work just as well. Be sure to keep whichever you choose away from the tank mechanisms so that the toilet still works adequately.
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Install Low Flush Toilets
If you are looking to replace your toilets, consider a “Low Flush” toilet. This way you will not need a “Tank Bank” or any other item to put in the toilet tank to conserve water. It will use less water naturally.
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Find Water Conserving Washers
If you are in the market to replace any of your appliances, look for one that is both energy and water saving. The newer washers and dishwashers have come a long way in conserving the amount of water needed to get the job done.