If you want to conserve the water in your home in San Diego, there are many things you can do to start saving and making the water you use more of a priority. Conservation is highly about using water intentionally instead of passively.
Water needs to be thought about every time it is turned on!
- Keep a bucket in the bathroom to collect wasted water. When you let your shower or bath water run to get warm, that is wasted water. Use your bucket to collect the water and water plants or trees in your yard. There are many things you can do with wasted water.
- Get a toilet flushes a certain amount of water depending on what type of waste is in it. If you live alone, you can also skip flushing urine occasionally, to save money. Toilets use a lot of water!
- If you have pipes that leak, definitely get them fixed. One of the biggest ways to wastewater is letting a faucet drip. Leaky pipes are just like unseen drippy faucets. Inspect your faucets and plumbing regularly to make sure you aren’t losing water anywhere in your home.
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. You could save five to 10 gallons of water by shutting it off while you brush.
- Turn off the water while you wash if you scrub up your hands. Suds them up and then rinse them. Don’t keep the water on the whole time you are washing your hands.
- If you shave in the shower, turn the water off while you shave! You could save many gallons of water just by shutting off the water you probably aren’t really using anyway.
- Teach the people inside and outside of your home how to conserve water. Spreading water conservation knowledge is one of the biggest ways to keep people aware.
Contact Mr. Rooter in San Diego for more tips on water conservation and to have us inspect your plumbing for leaks!