Plumbing Tips to Reduce Water Bill
We all need water to survive, but how much does it cost? There are many ways you can cut your drinking-water costs in the summer. If this sounds like something that interests or concerns you then keep reading.
I’m going out on a limb here and say everyone loves saving money right!? Well guess what – we’ll show you some easy tips so next time someone asks “so tell me about your cheapest source of H2O.” They’ll get an answer without thinking too hard…
So, you’re on a public utility system and your water bills are high? We’ve given some tips to reduce them. Lower use of electricity or natural gas can help with reducing the cost of utilities like sewerage service.
1. Fix Leaks and Drips
A leaky faucet may discharge one drop of water per minute and waste 34 gallons of water a year. You waste that amount of water in the drain every day, no matter how many times it drops per minute. While this may seem irrelevant, each of those drops indicates a small but measurable increase in your water bill.
Check around your home if there is any leakage. In most cases, you can easily fix these problems without a plumber’s help.
2. Install Low Flow Toilets
The next way to decrease your water consumption is to change your toilet and shower. Install a low-flow toilet in your home to save as much as 5.4 gallons of water per flush. It uses 1.6 gallons per flush while the standard toilet uses 7 gallons per flush.
3. Take Shorter Showers
We all like to sit in a hot shower after a hectic day. But you’re using over 2 gallons of water for every minute you stay in the shower. Instead of wasting water, you can cut your showers down as much as possible.
On the other hand, you can also take a military shower to reduce about 3 gallons of water. This is a technique in which you can turn on the water soak and turn it off when you suck. Turn on the water a second time to rinse, and then you are done.
If you take a military shower, ensure that it isn’t breezy in your bathroom or it will get cold.
4. Collect Rainwater
If you collect the water free from the sky, you do not need to pay for water. Most people use their gutter to save rainwater. It is a good idea. Though you may not drink the rainwater, you can use it for your household chores like vessel washing, watering plants, or using the toilets.
5. Upgrade Your Dishwasher and Washer
Upgrading your equipment may seem like a negative, but it can actually save you a lot of money in the long run. Old washers and dishwashers are not as efficient as the new ones. Upgrading and using an efficient washer and dishwasher may help to decrease water usage when compared to the older models. It plays a major role in lowering monthly water bills.