Water Conservation Tips
A majority of us in Utah are lucky enough to have access to clean safe water and often forget about the importance of water conservation. When we conserve water we are minimizing the effects of droughts, preserving our environment, and creating a cleaner community.
As plumbers, we are always working with water and believe it to be one of our most vital resources. That is why we’ve compiled a list of simple tips you can take to conserve water in your home and save money doing it! It’s well known that one of the best ways to help you conserve water is by repairing any leaks in your home. Average household leaks can cause you to lose nearly a gallon of water a day, costing you more on your water bill. If you have a leak in your home, contact us and we’ll send out one of our expert plumbers to come fix it as soon as possible.
Seven Water Conservation Tips
1.Turn Water Off When Brushing Your Teeth
We are all guilty of leaving the water running while we brush our teeth. However, if you use only turn on the water when you need it you can end up saving around 80% more water than you would normally use.
2.Save Water in the Shower
On average, taking a shower can use around five to 10 gallons of water. You can save water by limiting your showers, taking baths, or by switching your shower head to one with flow restrictors.
3.Fully Load Washers and Dishwashers
Washers and dishwashers are notorious for using a lot of water. They’ll typically use anywhere from 25 to 40 gallons per load. That’s why it’s encouraged to run your appliances when they are full.
4.Water Your Lawns Longer and Less Often
Instead of running your sprinklers every day for 10 minutes, run them every three to five days for longer periods. This allows your grass to absorb the water and soak deeper into the roots. It is also recommended to water your lawn in the evening or mornings when it’s cool.
5.Install Low Flush Toilets
Low flush toilets will significantly reduce the amount of water used between each use. Whether you install gravity-assisted or pressure-assisted toilets, these will reduce your water usage by 40% and save you money on your water bill.
6.Turn Taps Off Tightly
One small thing we can do daily is tightly turn off our water taps after use. We often don’t think about whether we fully turned off the tap, but even a small drip that goes over several hours can waste gallons of water.
7.Use Mulch Around Trees and Plants
Mulch will reduce the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, reducing the need for daily watering. Not only does it reduce water, but it also gives plants nutrients and reduces the number of weeds.
Shamrock Plumbing Can Help!
It’s a known fact that we need water in order to survive and by conserving water you’re not only helping your community, you’re also saving yourself some money on your water bill. If you have any questions about which plumbing repairs or installations you can invest in to better conserve water, feel free to contact us!