How to Save Water and Money at home
As a homeowner, if you don't maintain good water-saving habits, more than just water is going down your drain.
Here are a few water-saving habits that will help save money.
Replace the showerhead.
Daily showers account for a considerable portion of water usage at home, especially as families begin to grow. To help cut down on water used during each shower, swap out your standard showerhead with a WaterSense-certified replacement that sues fewer gallons of water per minute. And no, you are not sacrificing performance. The showerheads use turbine technology to ensure tremendous pressure while using 40% less water. Saving a family up to 8,000 gallons of water a year!
Fix leaking faucets.
Not only is listening to a dripping faucet annoying, the amount of water being wasted results in up to 20 gallons a day. Check for leaks regularly and repair them quickly before more time and money is wasted. Even amateur DIYer's can fix most faucet leaks. You can purchase a faucet repair kit online or at a home improvement store. If you are not comfortable addressing the leak yourself, reach out for a plumber today.
Don't hand wash dishes.
In this day and age, most homes are equipped with water-efficient dishwashers. By running a mostly full or entirely full load in the dishwasher, you use 1/6 less water than if you hand wash your dishes.
Water your garden by hand.
Using a hose to water your outdoor plants and garden can result in a lot of wasted water. Try opting for an old-fashioned watering can, allowing you to keep your yard alive and well while also controlling the amount of water used each time. If that is not easy to achieve, use a hose adapter that allows you to shut off or control the water flow while you're watering your garden.