This was written by Victor Daily of Domestic Water Meters.
Water is a precious commodity! Everybody is aware of that. But how many individuals actually do their part to save water in their homes on a daily basis? The importance of presence of water in our everyday lives is felt only when we face acute water shortage. But when the water supply is restored, everything gets forgotten pretty quickly. Well, there are several ways to preserve water in our daily lives as well as reducing wastage. Each drop counts and any little effort to conserve water will help in the long run.
Here are some tips on water preservation.
– You can start from the bathroom. Put a bucket underneath your shower, which would store excess water dripping from the shower. You can use this in watering your garden. You may also set shower head flow to an ultra-low mode. This will save you a couple of gallons of water each minute. Shower for a short period, whenever possible.
- You can have a toilet displacement device installed to cut down on the amount of water required to flush the toilet. To achieve this, put a gallon plastic-jug in the tank. Make sure the installation doesn’t obstruct the operating parts.
- One of the common and annoying habits noticed in many people is the tendency of not turning off faucet when shaving or brushing. Therefore, the next time you shave or brush, turn off your tap when not required.
- If you have to utilize a dishwasher, then use it only when it’s fully loaded. Moreover, select the light wash mode, which would guarantee less water usage.
- Vegetables that need cleaning could be washed in a pot that’s filled with water. On the other hand, holding it under running water would only lead to more water wastage. The water used in washing vegetables can be used to water the garden.
- Try to use the same glass for drinking water every day. This will minimize the number of crockery to be washed throughout the day.
- Dirty pans and dishes should never be put under running water. Scrub the leftovers into the garbage and then rinse them under the tap.
- Always keep regular checks on all fittings and plumbing in your home for any potential leak.
- Always ensure you buy appliances with water efficient and energy efficient cycles. When using the washing machine, make sure it’s fully loaded and adjust the water level options according to the load of clothes inside the washing machine.
- Avoid the use of hose sprays in washing your car. Instead, use a bucket of soapy water, to avoid water wastage.
- If you’ve a fetish in the outdoors such as water fountains, then opt for one with features that recycle water.
- If you have a green thumb, then you could plant the garden when temperatures are relatively cooler. This is due to the fact that plants will need less water. Make sure you remove the weeds since weeds increase water consumption. Don’t overwater the plants as this will not only waste the water but would also cause the plants to rot.
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