Last Updated on July 8, 2020
Water conservation is an ongoing practice in most areas in the world, even in places where water seems abundant
There’s every reason to save water. Aside from giving you savings in your utility bills, saving water also helps the environment as it also prevents the pollution of the local watersheds, as well as the nearby rivers and lakes.
So, how do you save water at home? Here are the top tips for doing just that.
Save rainwater and use it to nourish your garden or yard. If you have a roof area of 1,000 square feet, one inch of rainfall can actually provide you with 600 gallons of FREE water that you can use on your plants. If that’s not savings in water bills for you, we don’t know what is. If you want to try out this tip, you can have a water catchment installed in your home.
Most people in the United Kingdom use between 50 to 70 gallons of water every day for indoor use and use about the same amount of water for outdoor use, depending on the season.
- You can decrease the amount of water you use indoors by adjusting the amount of water released during flushing. Instead of using five to seven gallons of water, why not limit it to four gallons of water or less?
- Running your sprinkler for a full two hours can use/waste up to 500 gallons of water. Let’s be honest, living in the UK, we are never too far away from another rain shower and you, therefore, don’t need to keep the sprinkler running for that long. Also, when washing your car, you can save up to 150 gallons of water simply by closing the hose between rinses.
- Close your faucet tight, or change the faucet head altogether, as the smallest of drips can actually waste up twenty gallons of water every day. Larger leaks, on the other and, can waste hundreds more.
- Check the toilet tank for any leaks. Put food colouring in it. If the colour starts to appear in the toilet bowl within thirty minutes even though you didn’t flush, there’s a leak that needs to be repaired ASAP. Don’t worry, because repairs can be as simple as replacing inexpensive and easy-to-install parts.
- Check your entire house for leaks. Read the water meter, close your plumbing system for a full two hours, then read the meter again. If there’s an increase in the meter, you have a leak, in which case you need to call a plumber immediately.
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