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Ever Thought Of Setting A Timer On Showers To Save Water?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:12pm

With a little bit of blue sky peeking out of the clouds recently it is safe to say that spring is in the air. This is the pre-spring time when many of us start to prepare our spring cleaning to-do lists.

Finally being able to make progress on these tasks can feel really great and it is a perfect way to go into the lazy days of summer. After having a productive spring season, taking some time off in the summer doesn’t feel like such a bad thing to do.

But, the key to a successful spring season is to make sure that you get a head start on all of your tasks. And, one way to do that is to start early – during the pre-spring cleaning time. March is the time of month when we all do our planning and preparing. So, make sure that your planning and preparing include these tips for saving water around your home this summer:

  • Consider installing water-saving shower heads and bathroom fixtures. A low-flow showerhead is an easy and inexpensive way to significantly reduce the amount of water you home uses. This is especially true if you have children who are prone to taking longer showers that needed.
  • Investigate accessories that you can purchase and put in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water that is able to fill with. You need at least 3 gallons of water for your toilet to flush properly but, the rest is unnecessary.
  • Consider adding insulation sleeves to your water pipes. This is an inexpensive and easy way to make sure that your water heats up quickly as the water in the pipe will not cool off as much or as quickly. When you let the water run to wait for the hot water, you are wasting a significant amount of water.
  • Consider adding a timer to your bathroom counter for taking shorter showers and making sure everyone in your home does the same.

Spring cleaning is always a fun time of year because it is when we get to go through all of those nooks and crannies in the house where we have been hoarding magazines, scraps of paper, and lists of projects that we want to get done. Add ‘learn how to save water’ to your list of out with the old and in with the new this spring.

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