Water conservation can have benefits that extend beyond the walls of your current home. Using less water at home can help reduce pollution caused by leaks in your area’s sewer system, for instance, which can prevent nearby lakes and rivers from becoming contaminated with sewage.
While you may want to do your part to protect the environment from sewage contamination, you can also enjoy at least one significant personal benefit when you use less water in your home: savings! When you engage in water conservation in your home, your water bill will drop in concert with your reduced water consumption.
Tips for Using Less Water in Your Home
If you’ve only recently developed an interest in water conservation, you may be looking for some tips to help you get started.
Here are some things you can do to save water in your home:
- Check for Leaks: While you may think you have to inspect every pipe, faucet and showerhead to check for water leaks in your home, you don’t. You can use your water meter to find leaks instead. Simply write down the reading on your water meter, avoid using water in your home for at least two hours and check the reading on your water meter again. If your initial and follow-up water meter readings don’t match, you have a water leak on your hands.
- Shower Faster: A typical four-minute shower can use as much as 20-40 gallons of water. To conserve water, you can shower faster. If you just can’t get yourself cleaned up quicker than you already do, consider turning the water off after you’re soaped up and turning it back on again when it’s time to rinse off.
- Rinse Your Razor in a Container of Water: Whether you shave by their sink or in the shower, it’s likely you rinse your razor with running water. While some individuals believe this cleans their razor better, you can rinse your razor just as well by using water that’s contained in your sink with a sink-stopper or in your shower with a small plastic bucket — and you can use significantly less water as you do.
- Clean Vegetables With Water in the Sink: Instead of running water to clean your vegetables, put a stopper in your sink and fill it with just enough water to rinse them. If you don’t have a sink stopper, use a pan of clean water for washing your vegetables.
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