From taking a shower to washing dishes, we use water everyday. Unfortunately, that means it’s easy to take it for granted. Water truly is earth’s most valuable resource, so it’s important you do all that you can to avoid wasting it.
Ways You’re Wasting Water
Ignoring small leaks.
A drip here and a drip there may not seem like a big deal, but leaks waste thousands of gallons of water every year.
Being unaware of hidden leaks.
Contrary to popular belief, not all leaks are obvious. If a pipe is leaking within your walls or under the foundation of your home, you may not notice until it has done major damage and wasted a large amount of water.
Not taking advantage of low-flow fixtures.
Low-flow shower heads and toilets use far less water than traditional fixtures, but provide the same experience for homeowners (i.e. the pressure in your shower won’t change at all).
Watering your lawn in the middle of the day.
Are you like many people who water their lawn in the middle of the day? Unfortunately, that’s one of the worst times to water your lawn because it’s when the sun is at its strongest. When you run your sprinkler in the middle of the day, much of the water used evaporates before it has the chance to soak into your lawn.
Letting the water run.
Whether it’s while brushing your teeth or washing your hands, it’s so important to turn your faucet off when you’re not actively using the water.