Have you ever imagined life without water? Could you even think of living life without it? The possibility is so frightening that doing the below ways to save our precious H2O is critical. Plus, these are all easy methods which if you would just take seriously to heart could form as everyday habits. It also makes you feel good inside, knowing that you did your part to make the world a bit better. In addition to cutting down on your water bills.
1. Check if your house is free from leaks. Take note that a lot of homes have water leaks unknown to the owner. It is highly advisable to check your water meter within two hours before and after using water in order to compare the readings. If the results are not the same, there may be a leak.
2. Make your showers brief. If you can, do replace your current showerhead with a version that is ultra low flow. Basically, these cut the flow off without at all adjusting the knobs of the water temperature.
3. When you are brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving, make sure to not let the water run. Turn it off when not in use.
4. When defrosting meat, do not place it under the faucet and allow water to run. It is best to take it out of the freezer and leave it in the fridge overnight. You can also utilize your microwave’s defrost setting.
5. The instance you discover a dripping faucet, do repair it immediately by replacing the washers. Remember that a dripping faucet wastes as much as 2,700 gallons of water each year.
6. When washing dirty dishes, do not let water to run freely. Best to fill a sink or a basin with water. Then, scrub the dishes with a soapy sponge and rinse it using the standing water from the basin or sink.
7. As much as possible, try not to flush unnecessarily. When disposing tissues or other toilet wastes, throw it in the trash and not in the toilet.
8. Make sure not to overwater your lawn. Ideally, lawns only need to be watered every week during the summer and about every 2 weeks in the wintertime. When it rains, there is no need to water for as much as two weeks.
9. Do not immediately throw out water as it may still be needed to water the garden, clean the car or water the plants.
10. Store water to drink inside the fridge and try not to open the faucet when you are in need of a quick thirst-quencher.