Take a look these water wise tips to save water and your wallet.
So you have a small drip. Not a problem right? Well you might want to think twice about that.
A small drip every 3 seconds can add up to nearly 3 gallons per day or 86 gallons per month. That sure does add up on your water bill! So tip #1 is pretty straight forward: fix those drips. Often times these repairs can be done by a confident DIY'er. However if you would rather leave it to the pro's, we are here to help.
First, check your appliances. Thanks to advances in technology, home appliances have increased in water efficiency. If possible, consider replacing old appliances with newer models.
Here are some other ways to make sure you're getting the most efficient use of your appliances if replacing them is not an option:
- Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes.
- Only run the dishwasher when it's full.
- Run full loads of laundry.
Second, check yourself. Are you practicing smart water usage? Here are some suggestions to make sure you are water efficient:
- Take short showers.
- When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water.
- Turn off the water to brush teeth.
Being water-wise outdoors.
Consider asking your local nursery or landscape company for tips on how to maximize the use of natural vegetation. Often times shrubs and other ground covers require less water and provide a great look almost all year round.
Check in on those sprinklers. Are they watering what they are supposed to? Your house and the sidewalk don't really need watering. Making sure your sprinklers are pointed in the right direction is an easy fix that will help get the most out of your water usage.