Check all faucets- Are they leaking? Do they drip even when they’re off? Quick tightening of caps, screws or even a updated faucet will save almost five gallons of water a month and money on the water bill.
Toilet Flushes- New toilets are offering the option of less water and more controlled flushes. Are your toilets outdated? You don’t need to spend more money, just use this helpful trick: Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank. This will allow the toilet to use less water when it flushes.
Washing Dishes- Doing dishes involves a lot of running and wasteful water. New dishwashers offer eco-friendly water saving options, but if there is no dishwasher or older versions, try just ensuring you’re doing fuller loads of dishes at one time. The less you run the tap, more money in the pocket and saved energy.
Insulate your pipes- Purchase pre-slit foam pipe insulation from your local home improvement store to wrap around your water pipes. You’ll get hot water faster plus avoid wasting water while it heats up.
Keep Cool- Keeping water in a container stored in a fridge will ensure you have cold water instantly without having to run the tap for the water to get to your desired drinking temperature.
Collect Water Outdoors- Your plants don’t need perfectly clean water to drink so why run a sprinkler or wasteful hose. Collect rain in buckets located under your gutters and start a rain collector to store it in. Fill watering cans without ever having to use water from the house again.