5 Tips to Save on Water Bill
Water is one of the most vital resources in the world: it hydrates, cleans, and sustains life on our planet and in your home! Since water will always be a part of your living expenses, we’ve gathered a few tips to help you cut the bill back a little.
Turn Water Off When You Brush or Shave
You don’t need to have the water running while you brush your teeth, only to rinse toothpaste down the drain when you finish. Men are particularly guilty of running hot water when they shave; this wasteful habit can waste up to 4 gallons of water a minute!
Use Your Dishwasher
It’s a little-known fact that more water is used when you wash dishes compared to machine wash. You should also consider only washing full loads of dishes at a time.
Install Faucet Aerator
An aerator is a device that screws onto a faucet that reduces water flow without compromising water pressure. However, keep in mind many new sinks have aerators built-in.
Don’t Use The Disposal
Many times when we are trying to get food down the disposal, we run an excess amount of water. Try throwing your food away into the trash to avoid this wasteful habit.
Take Showers Instead of Baths
A daily 5-minute shower compared to a full bath can save up to 1000 gallons of water a month. That many gallons translate to a huge wad of cash that can stay in your wallet.