Simple Water Conservation Tips
Water conservation is a practice that should not be taken lightly, even if you live in an area where water is not an issue, yet. By conserving water you can save money on your bills, prevent water pollution, and extend the life of your septic system. It’s crucial we start saving water now for a sustainable future and to protect the precious resource we are beginning to run out of.
- When purchasing new appliances, opt for the energy efficient options if available.
- Whenever cleaning around the house, yards, or cars use a bucket to cut back on water usage.
- Leaks are a major culprit in wasting water. Check around your home for any possible leaks in toilets, faucets, or pipes.
- Water your lawn and garden at the appropriate times of day, either early in the morning or at night after the sun has gone down.
- Install a collection tank to store the water that comes down your shoots when it rains. This water can be used for toilets or gardening.
- Fill your dishwasher and washing machine completely when washing loads.
- Do not use your toilet to flush anything other than bath tissue. Avoid putting facial clothes, trash, tissues, or anything else that can be thrown away in the toilet.
- Install a dual-flush toilet.
- Install low-flow shower heads.
- Try to keep your showers to 4 minutes or less.
- Turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth, shaving your face, or washing dishes. Fill the sink as an alternative when shaving or doing the dishes.
- Don’t leave the tap running to get cooler water or warmer water. Use the refrigerator for chilling and a stove/microwave for heating.
- Use plants that require less water and put mulch around them to hold water in the soil.
By taking these small tasks into consideration during your day-to-day routine we could save exponential amounts of water. Along with conserving water we need to make sure that the water we are drinking is pure and beneficial to our bodies. Consider investing in a water purification system to get the most out of your water. Contact Superior Water & Air at 208-343-7683 or online to get better water today!