With the warmer months finally upon us, our water usage is slowly rising each month. With children playing with the hose outdoors, gardens to water, and vehicles to wash, now is the time to conserve water. Conserving water is often easier said than done, however. Believe it or not, simply saving a bit of water each month can save you money and improve the environment for years to come. These five tips were designed specifically to help you conserve water this year!
Over time, your home’s plumbing system may develop costly leaks. If left alone for too long, these leaks can lead to extensive structural damage, wet spots, and mold or mildew growth. On top of all that, a leak is a waste of water. You’re potentially losing hundreds, even thousands of gallons per year.
Replace Broken Fixtures
A broken installation represents the same problem as a leaking pipe. With water leaking, or simply not flowing properly, you’re wasting liquid. A new, energy-efficient fixture could save you money and a headache.
Alter Hygiene Habits
Some people enjoy showing for 20 or 30-minutes at a time. Well, those extended showers are allowing gallons upon gallons of water to flow down the drain. By reducing shower times or purchasing an energy-efficient shower-head, you can conserve water.
Drip Irrigation Systems
Speaking of gardening, a drip irrigation system is a perfect device to save water and fertilize the whole lawn using only a small amount of liquid to feed plants.
Conserving water means simply using less in everyday life. Whether you’re watering the garden or washing the car, most of us tend to go overboard with the hose. Instead, mentally keep track of how long the hose is running and shut it off earlier.
For more information on conserving water, or to update your plumbing system, contact Dutton Plumbing. We’re happy to help this year!