Tips On Saving Water
Tips On Saving Water: Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Below are listed a few tips on saving water that might help you out or get you started in the right direction.
- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save 6 litres of water per minute.
- Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
- Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher – this cuts out unnecessary washes in between.
- Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
- Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
- Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass.
- Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace household products. You can now buy water-efficient shower heads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products.
- Always use a plugged-sink or bowl instead of a running tap.