Are you looking for ways to save money on your water bill? The plumbers at Drainworks know the importance of conserving water and reducing costs. So we’ve put together some tips to help you save money.
If you want to reduce your water consumption, consider doing these items:
Install Low Flow Faucets
Consider installing low-flow faucets and showerheads. These fixtures can reduce the water used in your home and are an easy and affordable upgrade. Low-flow options don’t sacrifice water pressure, so that you won’t notice a difference.
Another way to save water and money is by fixing leaks immediately. Even a small drip can waste gallons of water over time, adding to your bill. Check your faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks, and call in a professional if you need help. Drainworks Plumbing & Septic offers leak detection and repair to help you save water.
Install a High-Efficiency Toilet
Consider upgrading to a high-efficiency toilet. Here’s something many people need to learn. Older toilets can use as much as six gallons of water per flush, while newer models only use around one gallon. This can save you hundreds of gallons of water each year. This translates to lower bills and less environmental impact. At Drainworks, we can help you choose and install a suitable toilet.
Take Shorter Showers
Relaxing in a long shower can feel necessary after a long, stressful day. They feel great at the time but can cost you in the long run. Think of a long shower as a way to treat yourself only on rare occasions. You’ll see a difference in your water bill. Some estimates say showers make up about 17% of the water used in your home, so you might want to reduce how long you spend in the shower.
Run Full Loads
Another way to save money on your water bill is to run your dishwasher and washing machine when full. Running full loads will make the most of every cycle. Every dishwasher or washing machine load will use roughly the same amount of water. Energy Star-certified dishwashers use about 3 gallons of water for every load. A standard washing machine uses 7 to 19 gallons of water per use.
Install an Aerator On Your Faucets
Installing an aerator on your faucets is a simple way to help you save money on your water bill. Aerators mix air into the water. This helps reduce the amount of water flow without sacrificing pressure. Aerators are inexpensive and easy to install.
Invest In a Rainwater Harvesting System
A rainwater harvesting system can help you save money on your water bill. This system collects and stores rainwater from rooftops and gutters for later use. Rainwater can be helpful for things that do not need drinking water quality. Watering plants or washing cars are two good examples. Using rainwater for all outdoor activities can help conserve water.
Turn Off Faucets When Brushing Your Teeth
One easy way to save money on your water bill when brushing your teeth is to turn off the tap while you brush. Many people leave the water running while they brush, which can waste a lot of water. Turning off the tap while you brush can save gallons of water weekly. Another tip is to wet your toothbrush and rinse your mouth with a small cup of water instead of running the tap.
Water Your Lawn And Garden Wisely
Water your lawn and garden early in the morning or late in the evening. When temperatures are lower, less evaporation occurs. Reduce water waste by using a soaker hose or drip irrigation system.
Use a Broom Instead of Water
Using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways, sidewalks, and patios can save a lot of water. Using a hose to clean these areas for 10 minutes wastes up to 100 gallons of water. Using a broom requires no water, and it’s a quick and easy way to eliminate debris and dirt.
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If you’re dealing with a plumbing problem or a troublesome septic system, you need a team you can rely on. At Drainworks, our experience enables us to handle any issue you may face. We are a locally owned and operated business with over 20 years of experience in the Colchester, CT, area. We’ve built a reputation for delivering high-quality results and exceptional customer service. Our slogan, ‘Making Sure Your Drain…WORKS is more than words – it’s our commitment to you that expert help is nearby. Contact us today!