Water Saving Tips
Saving water isn’t hard to do. All it takes is a few lifestyle adjustments and teaching yourself good habits. Here are a few water saving tips to get you started.
- Get creative with your lawn! Maintaining your lush green lawn wastes a lot of water, especially if you live in a dry climate. Instead of an all-grass lawn, incorporate elements into your lawn which don’t require watering. You can make fantastic rock gardens or use certain hearty shrubberies which won’t need constant watering.
- Upgrade your appliances! Is your refrigerator, air conditioner or ice maker running on wasted water? Think about purchasing new energy-efficient appliances which are air cooled instead.
- Turn the water off! Get into the habit of turning off the water instead of letting it run, such as when brushing your teeth or washing dishes. Then, teach your kids to do the same by leading by example.
- Full loads only! Wait until your dishwasher or laundry machine are completely full before you run them. This alone can save almost one thousand gallons of water every month.
- Watch out for leaks! Many homes have leaks that go unnoticed for months or longer even. You can avoid many small leaks by regularly changing washers and checking pipes. Monitor your water meter and keep an eye out for any abnormally high usage. This is a good sign that there is a leak somewhere.
- Don’t water your lawn when it’s hot! Instead, water your lawn, garden, or other greenery in the morning or the evening. This is also better for the plants because it prevents them from getting scorched by hot water.
- Bath with a friend! If you have small kids, you can save water (and time!) by having them take their baths together. You can also save water and reconnect with your loved one by taking your showers together.