Everyone likes to find ways to save money. And if you can help the environment at the same time, it’s a win-win! Let’s find ways to reduce your water usage at home so you can reap the benefits. How can you save water? Check out these tips from American Rivers:
- Turn off the water faucet while brushing your teeth.
- Only use the dishwasher or washing machine when you have an entire load to clean.
- Use a low-flow shower head.
- Water plants in the early morning or late evening (so water won’t evaporate quickly)
- Install a rain barrel for outdoor watering.
- Fix any leaks in your home (shower, faucets, piping, etc.).
These tips may seem small, but all together, they can make a big difference. Managing your water bill is also a great way to be conscious of your water usage. From there, you can make adjustments that will be kind to your wallet and the environment. Showers, sinks, toilets; these are all things that use water. And if you don’t closely mange them, they can be the most wasteful when it comes to water.
Are there additional ways to manage your water usage? The answer is YES. The Spruce compiled a list of “water saving devices you can install yourself” that will help you cut any waste of water and money. Let’s start with a place in your home that is notorious for using excess water- the bathroom
A quick way you can save water waste from your sink is by installing a low flow high-efficiency faucet aerator. A faucet aerator is the small, metal-screen disk at the end of your faucet that is meant to create a splash-free flow of water. Using one that is low flow can help you save more than 500 gallons of water every year! And if you want to save even more water from other faucets in your bathroom, go for a low flow showerhead. According to The Spruce, “you could save up to 2,000 gallons of water every year”. With a two small changes in your bathroom, you have the possibility to save 2,500 gallons of water every year!
For this next item, we are staying in the shower. When showering, you don’t really need the water running the entire time. As a matter of fact, there are times I point the shower head away so I can scrub soap and shampoo my hair. One easy fix that will help you wash with soap and save water is an automatic shut-off nozzle. Simply turn the valve with your thumb to shut off the water while you scrub your body and hair. Once you are ready to rinse, just switch it back on. It’s a simple, but an effect way to conserve water in your home.
Now, let’s go outside. All of us want a beautiful yard (or patio) full of green plants and it can be a challenge to not feel like you are “wasteful” when doing the watering. A great way to reduce using the tap to water your outside plants is by installing a rainwater tank. This item collects water from your rain gutter and stores it in a tank. That way, when you are ready to water your plants, you can use the water from the tank instead of your hose.
Following any of these tips can lead you closer to a cheaper water bill and help our environment.
Choosing a LifeSource Whole House Water System is an eco-friendly way to have clean, filtered water throughout your entire home. A maintenance-free Whole House Water System that has zero water waste, you can feel good that your LifeSource Water System is kind to the environment. Not to mention, you can completely reduce your plastic use because you’ll no longer need to buy bottled water.
Instead, you can spend more time enjoying refreshing, quality water out of every tap in your home!