Are you looking some good and easiest idea to save water and energy? Here are some tips which help to reduce your water usages in indoors and outdoors.
Ways to conserve water at home:
Do you know more and more areas are struggling for a drought of water? In this area conserve water is more important than ever. Water is the most important part of the five basic needs of human beings. Every animal needs water for live on. If you are not living for a drought of water, you can well understand those struggling people’s life. Facing this situation, you also cut your water usage, it saves your utility bills as well as conserves your precious natural resources.
Don’t worry to cut your water usage. Few small changes can add up hundreds gallon water saving per year. Here are some water saving tips you just go through this and follow to conserve water.
- Sometimes you forget to check the water meter. This time if the water supply line has some leakage, you are the victim of this situation. It’s not only waste your water but also your energy bill. So, check your water leaks by the water meter bill. Switch off the water and then measure your water meter. Check back in 1 hour and see if the water meter reading has changed. If so, definitely, you have a leakage somewhere. The toilet is the first suspect to wastewater.
- If your shower flow is one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds then replace your shower head with WaterSense shower model.
- You can replace your old toilet flush with a new low flush one. Per flush the old model use 3-7 gallons whereas the new low flush only uses 1-½ gallons.
- Faucet leaks can be silent. Check your kitchen or bathroom leaky faucets. If there is any leakage then repair or replace it. Both the process is very simple and inexpensive. Until you are able to work on them, place a container underneath the drip and collect the water. Later you use it for several purposes like dishwashing, cloth washing or water plants.
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Waterfalls from the average faucets at 2.5 gallons per minute. Turn off your faucets after you wet your brush and leave it off until it’s time to rinse.
- Turn off the tap while washing your limbs. You don’t need water in the scrubbing time. Save few gallons of water and turn off the faucet after you wet your limbs until you need to rinse.
- Turn off the water while washing your hair and saves 150 gallons of water per month.
- Shorten your shower time if you have an older showerhead, and install water flow restrictor in your current shower head. This small addition can change your energy bill.
- Steam food instead of boiling, use water left over from boiling pasta to cool it and water it to your plants. Don’t dump the boiling water on your plants, it may harm them.
- If you want to wash your car just take it to a car wash that recycles the water, rather than washing unprofessional with the hose.
- Buying low flow toilet, and choosing an efficient shower head and option for a waterSense rated dishwasher and washing machine can add up to big water savings.
- Install a rain barrel. Collect rainwater for harvesting, to keep your plants hydrate without watering on hose or sprinkler.
- You can use your used water for your plants, just make sure that your soap is not so harmful to plants.
- You can use a broom to clean driveways rather than a garden hose.
- You can use gray water on ornamental plants.