It can be easy to take water for granted, seeing as how every time we flip a switch or turn on a hose water comes rushing through. But with more than 50 years of experience, we know first-hand just how precious water is, which is why we’ve devoted our lives towards teaching water conservation.
Water Conservation in Your Home
- Check for leaks regularly. Leaks are a lot more than just an inconvenience, they’re also a huge waste of water. Just a few drops per minute can waste hundreds of gallons of water per year.
- Take showers over baths. The average 8-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, while a bath uses about 50 gallons.
- Take shorter showers. While we’re talking about showers, make sure to also pay attention to how long you’re spending in the shower. Cutting your shower down by just 2 minutes could save 4 gallons of water.
- Always run your dishwasher when it’s full. Running a full dishwasher uses less water than hand washing.
- Water your lawn early in the morning or later at night. If you water your lawn in the middle of the day, when the sun is strongest, you risk most of your water evaporating before it soaks into your lawn.
- Turn off the sink when you’re not using it. From brushing your teeth to rinsing off vegetables, never let the water run.
- Consider eco-friendly appliances if you’re thinking of remodeling. Low flow shower heads and toilets can save you water without causing any noticeable changes in your water flow or pressure.
- Have your plumbing inspected annually. Unfortunately, not all leaks are easy to find. Pipes that are leaking behind a wall can cause structural and cosmetic damage to your home.