5 Ways You Can Save Water at Home
Do you want to save water, money, and help the environment? Well you can, if you use these tips, you could save thousands of gallons of water every year.
Put a bucket in your shower to pick up water while the shower is heating up. Then you can use it to water the plants!
Showers use a significant amount of water. If you let it warm up for 60 seconds, it will waste 2.1 gallons of water!
Make sure to let the water cool down before you use it to water the plants
Look for leaks!
You should look for leaking pipes/faucets regularly. One way to do this is to make sure you aren’t using any water, and check your water meter. For more ways to look for (and fix) leaks, I recommend that you check out this article about finding, and fixing leaks.
A leaking faucet wastes up to 3,000 Gallons Yearly! That’s as much water as running a shower for 24 hours.
Take shorter showers
You should limit your showers to 5 mins or less, showers use a lot of water.
An average shower uses 2.1 Gallons every minute! So if you took a 15 minute shower that uses 37½ Gallons. But a five minute one uses only 10½ Gallons. If you shorten your showers by 10 minutes a day, you could save 2,500 Gallons of water every year!
Stop rinsing dishes
Many newer dishwashers do not require you to rinse your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher. Check your dishwashers manual to make sure.
A kitchen sink uses more water than a shower! So you should minimize using it, and use it on a lower power setting if possible.
Turn off the tap!
Make sure you turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth! It can save a lot of water!
If you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, you could save almost 3,000 gallons of water every year!
Why is saving water important?
Saving water helps the environment, for example, it can help prevent droughts. It can also lower your water bill. If you use all of these tips, you could save up to 10,000 Gallons a Year!
Be sure to share this with your friends, so they can save water too!