An average American household uses in excess of 100,000 gallons of water annually. Today, many states across the U.S and numerous countries across the world are facing severe water shortages and even drought situations. The need of the hour is to conserve as much water as possible and here are some ways to do that:
The smallest of leaks can waste literally thousands of water annually. In order to see whether you have any unknown leaks in your home, read the water meter when there is no water usage in your home and then take a meter reading after a few hours. If there is a change in the reading, it means there is a leakage on your property. Never defer getting these problems fixed as they can only result in excessive water wastage and high utility bills.
Install foam insulation on all your hot water pipes. This helps prevent loss of heat and provides hot water for a longer time. It means you don’t have to let the shower or tap run till hot water starts to flow from it.
Replace Old Plumbing Fixtures With Water-Efficient Ones
Toilets are one of the highest water usage plumbing fixtures in a home. It’s a good idea to replace those as well as old shower heads with energy-efficient ones. These can save a significant amount of water for you. Cut down on the amount of time you spend in the shower and avoid using the bathtub as much as possible.
Do not leave the faucets running when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving as that just wastes a lot of water. Just turn the faucet off when you brush or shave and rinse your razor in the sink filled with water instead.
Use your dishwasher smartly and run it only when it’s full. Set it on the water saver mode. If you are hand-washing dishes, fill one section of the double sink with some soapy water to wash the dishes and rinse it in other one.
Install aerators on all the faucets in your home as these help reduce water flow significantly.
Thee appliances use a considerable amount of water. Like the dishwasher, run your washing machine on a full load. For slightly soiled clothing run the short cycle.
Energy Star Ratings
When you are buying new appliances for your home, make sure you buy ones with good energy ratings. These will also use water smartly. On average, toilets and faucets that carry the EPA WaterSense label use 20% less water than conventional fixtures.
Using these water saving tips can go a long way in reducing the needless drain of a very precious natural resource. In addition, it will help you save money as well.
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