Ten Ways to Save Water

When it comes to ways to save money, one thing that people tend to overlook is how to save on their water bill. Water conservation is extremely important. Best of all, you can lower your monthly bills easily by taking a few simple steps.

Here are ten easy ways to save water and money:

1. Dishes: When you are doing dishes by hand, do not let the water continue to run while you are rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one sink with the water to wash the dishes in and the other with rinse water.
If you have a dishwasher you should only run it when it is full of dishes. This can save almost 500 gallons of water a month. Purchasing an energy efficient dishwasher can help lower the amount of water that you use as well.

2. Laundry: When doing laundry, make sure to only run the washing machine when it is full. Consider purchasing an energy efficient washing machine as well.

3. Drinking water: Instead of using the tap to get your water, keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator. This will ensure that there is less water running down the drain every time you get a drink.

4. Bill: Monitor your bill. Watch your water meter as well. An extremely high bill is a signal that you may have some type of leak.

5. Appliances: When you go to purchase new appliances choose ones that have load and cycle adjustment options. These types of appliances are typically more energy and water efficient.

6. Showers: Spend one or two minutes less in the shower and you can save as much as 150 gallons of water a month. Invest in an energy efficient shower head.


7. Toilets: If you have older toilets, upgrade to newer models that are more energy efficient.

8. Food Preparation: When rinsing vegetables, use a bowl of water instead of running the faucet. You can use the extra water to water your plants.

9. Water Barrels: Use water barrels to collect rain water. This water can be used for watering your garden, landscaping and grass if necessary.

10. Water Timers: If you use sprinklers or irrigation systems for your yard, make sure to set timers for them. Only run them for a short amount of time and only when necessary.

When it comes to water conservation, there are many simple things that you can do to help save water. Just by simply thinking about how often you turn on your faucet and how much water you use, you will come up with all sorts of ways to start saving on your water bill.

Have something to add? Tell us how you save money on your water bill!

 

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