The most effective way to conserve water around the house is to first understand where it is being wasted.
In a typical household, most of the water used indoors is used in the bathroom, kitchen and during laundry. There are several little things that can be done to conserve water here.
- Try to avoid letting water run while washing hands and brushing teeth. This can save 6 litres of water per minute.
- Avoid taking long showers and install water saving features in faucets and shower heads. These devices can reduce water use by up to 50 percent.
- Install a dual-flush toilet. Low-flush toilets use far less water per flush compared to conventional toilets.
- It is also important to avoid overtaxing your system by using a lot of water in a short time period. Try to space out activities requiring heavy water use over several days.
- Immediately repair any leaking faucets or running toilets.
Kitchen and Laundry
- Put a plug in the sink if you’re running the tap to wash dishes by hand or rinse fruit and vegetables.
- Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when they are full. Otherwise, adjust the water level to match a partial load.
- Avoid doing laundry all in one day, as this may be harmful to your septic system. By doing several loads in succession, the septic system does not have time to adequately treat wastes.
- Newer energy-efficient clothes washers use 35 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than a standard model. Look for appliances that display high Energy star ratings.
Most people want to cut back on their utility bills as well as make a difference to the environment. If you’ve ever lived through a drought, you have learnt the importance of saving water and how wasting water and can make a huge impact on your eco footprint. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to save water and many of them can be implemented immediately.
You’ll see a difference in how much is coming out of your pocket to cover bills and you’ll feel better about building a sustainable future for yourself and generations to come.
Here are a few water saving ideas to consider:
Don’t Underestimate the Small Changes
You might think the only way to save water is to implement big changes but often it’s the smallest habits that add up to make a big contribution to your water usage. Change what you do little by little and you’ll notice the difference.
Get Serious about Reducing Water Usage
If you’re really serious about becoming water wise, you might consider:
- Investing in water efficient products: Water saving devices on shower heads and water efficient washing machines can greatly impact how much water you use each day.
- Install a waste water treatment system: Thousands of litres can be wasted when using a watering hose for your garden. An efficient waste water system will recycle all your waste water back into your garden, which will save you a huge amount of money as well as be beneficial to the environment. This will make the greatest positive impact on your water usage.
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