Did you know the average person consumes between 80-100 gallons of water every day and most of the household water is used to flush the toilet! If you are looking for ways to lower your household water usage you are in the right place! Keep reading to learn our top tips on how you can save water at home.
Brushing Your Teeth
When you are brushing your teeth you can save plenty of water. Instead of leaving the tap on, turn it off while you are brushing. This can save more water than you realize every minute.
Apply this to shaving as well. If you shave over the sink shut the tap off while you are shaving and only turn it on to rinse off your razor.
Another way to save water is to take shorter showers or invest in an aerated showerhead. This showerhead combines water and air to still give you pressure but not use as much water. Another option is to put a water regulator in your shower to limit the flow rate of the water.
If you love taking baths consider minimizing this to once a week instead of every day. Baths will use up more water than a five-minute shower.
If you are spending a lot of water to keep up with your lawn and garden then you might want to look at this page to learn how to save water and energy. As long as you live in an area where it is legal to collect rainwater you can invest in the equipment to set it up and begin collecting water as soon as possible.
This will save you plenty of water when you are watering your garden. You can also use it to cook and to drink if you filter the water before it goes into your tank or barrel.
Fix Running Toilets and Leaky Sinks
This might sound obvious but many people let a running toilet go for a long time because it’s not really “bothering” anyone. The truth is that this running toilet is costing you an unimaginable amount of gallons every day. There is no reason to not fix leaky sinks and running toilets as soon as possible to help save water.
High-Efficiency Washing Machine
Invest in a high-efficiency washing machine to save water. Keep in mind that front-loading machines use less water than top-loading machines. Energy Star certified washing machines can save almost half the amount of water than regular washing machines use.
Ready to Lower Your Household Water Usage?
Now you have our top tips on lowering your household water usage. It is time to apply all of the above and see your water meter go down. There are so many ways to save water and in turn, be more conscious about our water consumption to help mother nature.
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