Water conservation can be practiced both inside and outside of your home this summer. By making a few minor adjustments, you can save on the water bill and be kind to resources at the same time.
Ways To Conserve Water in the Kitchen
Idea #1: Instead of running tap water until you have the water cold enough to drink, keep a pitcher in the refrigerator. It will also help you get the healthy eight glasses daily quota. That is equal to approximately 1.9 liters and can also be consumed with other products.
Idea #2: Save energy costs for that cup of hot beverage by installing an instant heating unit to eliminate running the water to get it hot.
Idea #3: Don't waste water to thaw food. It is best done in the refrigerator for health reasons.
Idea #4: For cleaning stubborn food particles from dishes, pots, and pans, soak them in water instead of running water while you try to scrape away the gunk.
Idea #5: Use a water bottle or the same glass during the day instead of piling up the sink or dishwasher with a new glass each time you get a beverage.
Ways to Conserve Water in the Bathroom
Idea #1: During the summer activities when you are on the go, take a shower instead of a bath. According to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, you will use approximately seventy gallons of water for a bath, versus ten to twenty-five gallons for a five-minute shower.
Idea #2: If you have an older toilet in your home, you are probably using approximately seven gallons of water per flush. It would be a wise investment to purchase a high-efficiency toilet that wouldn't use more than one and six-tenths each time you push the button.
Ways to Conserve Water in the Laundry Room
Idea #1: Activities peak during the summer months and with that comes more laundry. Save money by washing full loads unless you have a washer that can adjust the water level for the load.
Idea #2: Additional water is used in the permanent press cycle of the washer. The additional water adds up quickly because more water is used in the last rinse cycle.
Ways to Conserve Water Outside
Idea #1: It is normal to want a beautiful lawn with all of the beautiful flowers. If you use a sprinkler,be sure you have it aimed where it only waters the yard and not surrounding areas.
Idea #2: Use mulch around the trees, shrubs, and flowers to hold in the water.
Have a great summer and save the additional money by conserving water. By using these simple tips, you should cut the water bill and enjoy all of the conveniences your home has to offer. Contact plumbing contractors in your area to learn more.