Millions of gallons of water are wasted in homes every day and with the worldwide water shortage, it’s important not to take advantage of the finite source. It’s easy to not think about how much water you’re using daily and to take it for granted. But not only does this affect the dwindling water supply, but it will also cost you more money than is necessary. To help you to conserve water and therefore save you money in the long run, here are 5 handy tips that you can use in your home :
Check for leaks around your home
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about water wastage, but a dripping tap can be the difference between a small water bill and a large one. If the faucet drips all day every day, your bill will skyrocket. This leak detection will save you money, water and the annoyance of the sound of the dripping. Similarly, if your toilet leaks, 100s of gallons of water can be wasted every week. By using a leak detection service, you can work out whether or not your toilet is leaking. Once you have found the leak location, ensure you get it fixed as soon as possible.
Cut down the duration of your shower
As nice as it is to have a nice, long shower, it is not only wasting approximately 12 gallons per minute but it’s also racking up your bill. If you cut down on the time you are in the shower (perhaps put a timer in there), insert a regulator and change your showerhead (to either an aerated or low flow showerhead), you can minimize this bill while helping the planet.
Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth
People probably don’t realize how much water is wasted when you leave the tap on while brushing your teeth. To conserve water and therefore money, simply wet the brush after putting on the toothpaste and turn off the tap. There’s no need to keep it running whilst you are brushing after all.
Get into rainwater harvesting
This sounds more complicated than it is. By installing a rain barrel in your garden, when it comes to watering the lawn and plants you won’t have to turn on the hose, you can simply use a watering can. Saving your hard earned money and water, it’s a handy tool for those gardeners out there.
Invest in a water meter
When people see what they are spending, there is an incentive to waste less water. A water meter is a great indication of how much you are spending daily on water, persuading you to spend less time in the shower, turning off the tap when you are washing dishes, ensuring that there is only a full wash going on etc. It’s a great way of getting out of bad habits, making your bills less and your water usage decrease in the long run.