Three Ways to Save on the Water Bill
Everyone’s been there. They open their water bill, see the balance, and ask: “How’d that happen?” The fact is many small water-wasting habits can add up over time. However, there are also easy ways to use less water and save on water costs. This blog will share three tips to help conserve water and save!
Turn Off the Tap
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans use 82 gallons of water daily on average. However, by turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, someone could save eight gallons of water a day. And by turning off the water while shaving, they could save an additional 10 gallons of water per shave.
Homeowners can also save water by only running dishwashers and washing machines when they have a full load and turning off the water between rinsing while washing dishes by hand. These simple habit changes can add up fast and result in significant savings.
Water-Saving Appliances and Fixtures
When it comes to water conservation, one of the most effective solutions is investing in water-saving plumbing fixtures and appliances. Not only do they save water, but they also help homeowners save money on their monthly water bills.
There are a variety of options available when it comes to water-saving fixtures and appliances. Low-flow toilets and dual flush toilets are popular choices for water-saving toilets, using less water per flush than traditional models. Low-flow showerheads can also save a significant amount of water while still providing adequate water pressure.
Flush With Caution
Clogged toilets can also waste a lot of water when trying to unclog them or when they are left running. This is why preventing toilet clogs can also help save water. The only thing people should be flushing down the toilet is toilet paper.
To avoid clogging the toilet, homeowners should refrain from flushing:
- Cigarette butts
- Paper towels, napkins, and tissues
- Diapers and wipes
- Menstruation products
- Medications, including those in liquid form
- Cotton balls and Q-tips
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