One of the best ways to save money is to cut down on your water bill and with bills and other costs growing all the time we thought it was the perfect time to bring you some top tips to help you save money on your water bill…
Turn the water off: when brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
Most people leave the tap running while they brush their teeth, but this is a big waste of water. Just two gallons of water flow out of the faucet while you brush your teeth, and that’s enough to wash a load of dishes in the dishwasher.
If everyone in the United States turned the water off while brushing their teeth, we would save about $1 billion in water and wastewater costs each year. In addition, turning the water off when brushing your teeth can reduce your water bill by about 10%.
Not only is it important to turn the water off when brushing your teeth, but also when shaving and washing your face. These are all activities that can be done with very little water. So the next time you go to brush your teeth, make sure to turn that faucet off!
Fix leaks: faucets, toilets, pipes
A dripping faucet, a running toilet, or a leaking pipe can waste a lot of water and money. Leaks can also cause water damage to your home. You can often fix leaks yourself without having to call a plumber.
First, try to determine where the leak is coming from. If it is coming from a faucet, you will need to replace the washer.
If the leak is coming from a toilet, you may need to replace the flapper or flush valve.
If the leak is coming from a pipe, you will need to repair or replace the pipe.
Once you have determined where the leak is coming from, turn off the water supply and follow the instructions in your repair kit to fix the leak.
Install water-saving devices: showerheads, low-flow toilets
Water is one of our most precious resources, and it’s important to do everything we can to conserve it. One way to save water is to install water-saving devices such as low-flow showerheads and toilets. Low-flow showerheads use less water than traditional showerheads, so they can save you money on your water bill. They also help conserve water resources. Low-flow toilets are another great way to save water. They use less water per flush, so they can save you money on your water bill and help conserve water resources.
Installing water-saving devices is a great way to save money and help protect our precious water resources. So make the switch today!
Use Dishwater to Clean Other Things
If you have just finished cleaning those pots and dishes you might want to clean a few other things with it, especially if you still have soapsuds or if it was only a few items. You could water the garden, clean the patio or even scrub the toilet with it!
Check Your Tariff
Here in the UK we have unmetered water bills and metered ones. Those that are metered are often far more in price than unmetered ones and a lot of this extra cost can fall down to the payment tariff you are on. Make sure it is the lowest possible and no, that does NOT mean installing a smart meter.
Use it, Don’t Lose It
By making sure you only fill the kettle to the point you need, the washing up bowl to the right amount and not over flushing the toilet you can make sure none of the water you are using will be lost.
By making sure you fill that washing machine and fill that dishwasher you can be sure every last drop of water is being used. Even if these machines have a half-load button it still uses the full amount of water.
Use less water: when watering plants, washing dishes, etc.
The average family uses 320 gallons of water per day. 70% of that is used indoors for activities such as flushing toilets, doing laundry and dishes, showering and bathing, and watering plants. We can save a lot of water every day by making some simple changes in our daily routines.
For example, when watering plants, we can use a broom to sweep off the driveway instead of hosing it down. When washing dishes by hand, we can fill up the sink with soapy water instead of letting the water run the entire time. And when showering, we can turn the water off while lathering up.
Use Reduced Flushes
Does your toilet have two push buttons? Maybe there is one button, only with two options on it. By using a half-flush you can save litres of water every single flush!
Change your routine: take shorter showers.
Water is one of the Earth’s most valuable resources, and it’s important to conserve it. One way to do this is to change your showering habits and take shorter showers. This can save you money on your water bill, and it’s better for the environment.
If you’re used to taking long showers, it may seem like a difficult task to change your habits. However, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier. First, try setting a timer for yourself so that you know when to turn off the water. You can also download a shower app that will help you track your water usage. Once you get into the habit of taking shorter showers, you’ll be surprised at how much water you can save.
Following these top tips can help save you money on your water bill each month. Some of the tips may require an initial investment, but over time they will save you money. By conserving water, you are also doing your part to protect one of our most precious resources.