Every spring, many homeowners here in Wisconsin see a spike in their water bill. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case any longer! Even though temperatures will soon be rising, there are plenty of ways to curb your water use while still enjoying a green lawn and happy spring.
Preventing Water Waste in the Spring
Inspect your appliances on the first day of spring.
Leaks are a major source of wasted water in homes across the country. Even a faucet that only drips once per minute wastes thousands of gallons of water each year. At least once a year, you should check your cabinets and appliances leaks and signs of mold.
Buy low-flow if you need new appliances.
If you’re thinking about installing new appliances, it’s in your best interest to buy low-flow options. Even though low-flow toilets and shower heads may be a little more expensive upfront, they’ll save you water and money in the long run. And don’t worry, low-flow fixtures don’t mean less water pressure!
Be smart with your water use.
The best way to cut down on your water usage is to:
- Cut your showers short.
- Take showers rather than baths.
- Use your dishwasher rather than hand washing plates and cups (just make sure the dishwasher is full before you run it!).
- Water your lawn in the morning or evening, when the sun is weakest.