Water usage is not something many homeowners point to as a way to save money on utility bills. However, it is undeniable that as much of our public plumbing infrastructure will need some form of maintenance or upgrades in the near future, public utilities will end up passing along this cost to the consumer. In addition, saving water now helps to conserve the water supply for use in future generations! You can start saving money on your water bill by reducing your water usage. Use these tips to get started today!
Take Shorter Showers
Try to reduce your shower time every morning by just four minutes. It may not seem like much, but doing this for an entire year helps you save nearly 4,000 gallons of water and can reduce your annual water bill by about $100! And this number doesn’t factor in the money you’ll also be saving by running your water heater for a shorter period of time.
Install a Low-Flow Shower Head
Low-flow shower heads can help you decrease your water usage by 40% or more, depending on the age of your existing shower heads. Moreover, today’s modern low-flow shower heads don’t compromise on water pressure like they did when they first appeared on the market, making it feel better than ever to conserve water and save some money on your water bill in the process!
Don’t Run the Water When Shaving or Brushing
Letting the water run while brushing your teeth or shaving is a complete waste of water and should be avoided. When shaving, keep a cup of warm water next to the sink to rinse off your razor as you need to. And while brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth with a rinse cup and turn off the faucet.
Run Full Loads of Laundry and Dishes
The amount of water used in a dishwasher and washing machine will be the same no matter how full it is. So take the opportunity to fill them up properly and you’ll use less water by running fewer loads. Your wallet will thank you later!
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