8 Simple Ways to Save on Water

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Whether times are plentiful or times are lean, we’re always looking to save money where we can, reducing our monthly household expenses in whatever ways possible. One area of potential savings is your home water bill. Simple plumbing changes can reduce your water consumption by a few dollars each month which can turn into big savings over time. Plus, it’s great for the environment!

The question is how. How do you conserve water? How do you save money on your monthly bills? There are plenty of simple steps you can take to make your home water use more eco-friendly.

Simple Ways to Conserve Water

  1. Check for leaks in your plumbing. Even an old, worn faucet or a leaky toilet can amount to many gallons of water wasted every single day. Checking all your household plumbing fixtures, making repairs or calling a plumber where needed, can actually generate big savings.
  2. Install water-saving plumbing fixtures. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can help you curb waste. A plumber can assist with the installation, if need be.
  3. Insulate exposed pipes. Cut back on the heat loss from water travelling from your hot water heater to your faucets—and thus, on the amount of water that needs to be generated.
  4. Shorten your showers. Every minute you shave from your shower time translates into dollars in your bank account!
  5. Don’t run the water when you don’t need to. There’s no reason to keep the faucet on while you brush your teeth, for example.
  6. Only run your washing machine and your dishwasher with full loads. There’s no need to waste water on just a few dishes or a super-small load of laundry.
  7. Water your lawn and your plants during optimal times. Water during the early morning, to prevent water loss from evaporation. Also avoid watering when it’s windy outside.
  8. Only use your toilet for its intended purpose. If you use it to flush every stray Kleenex or cigarette butt, you’re wasting a great deal of water, and also doing potential damage to your pipes!

Water conservation comes down to making prudent decisions each and every time you turn on your faucet—but also about taking good care of your plumbing. For help with the latter, you can always give our team of B.C. based plumbers a call!

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