If you’ve had big water bills or if you’re trying to prevent extra wear on an older plumbing system, you might be looking for ways to reduce your family’s water usage. There are actually a lot of little things that you can do that will add up to big results—in the form of a much lower bill. Here are the top ways to reduce your water usage.
Don’t let the water run.
There are a lot of activities that we do where we run water constantly, even though we don’t need it. Do you leave the water on the entire time you brush your teeth? It really doesn’t need to be on unless you’re rinsing your toothbrush. You can also prevent too much water running down the drains by filling a sink with rinse water instead of letting the faucet run while you rinse dishes. If you want to be really diligent, you can turn your shower off while you are soaping up and only turn on while rinsing.
Upgrade your appliances.
Older clothes washers or dishwashers can be huge water wasters. Newer appliances are designed to save as much water and energy as possible. Upgrading your appliances will not just lower your water bill; it will also lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Upgrade your fixtures.
Newer toilets are designed to be low-flow. Many toilets now come with a dual flusher that will allow you to flush with a lesser amount of water for urine or water only flushes. For flushes with solid waste, you would push the button to use more water. You may also want to evaluate your faucets, tub fixtures, and shower head to make sure they are efficient and without leaks.
If you need additional tips for reducing your water usage or if you feel you may have leaks adding to your water bill, contact us today to schedule a site visit.