How to Cut Down on Water Usage
Whether you want to preserve a precious environmental resource, or simply save money on your utility bill each month, conserving water is a practice that can be easily integrated into your life with a few quick tips.
Collect heating shower water for reuse
Instead of wasting the water that runs as you wait for your shower to heat up, collect the excess water with a bucket and put it to good use. You can use the water for your plants, bathing a pet or flushing the toilet.
Brush your teeth with the tap water off
Water runs out of the average faucet at about 2.5 gallons per minute, which means lots of water is quickly wasted each time you brush your teeth. After you wet your toothbrush, turn off the faucet until it’s time to rinse. This small practice will end up saving you gallons of water each year.
Turn the tap off while washing your hands
The same water-saving principle applies to the routine of washing your hands. Turning off the water after you’ve wet your hands and before you need to rinse will save a few gallons of water each year.
Wash laundry only in full loads
Washing laundry in full loads whenever possible, and you can end up saving 10 liters of water per wash. Over time, this adds up to a substantial amount of water conservation per year.
Hire a professional to fix your leaks
Fixing leaky faucets properly the first time will not only save you time and money, but fully functioning plumbing ensures that not one drop of water is wasted. Contact Lowery Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning at (806) 741-0519 for dependable and affordable plumbing solutions, or visit our website at trustlowery.com for more information on our other services.