With the state of the world these days, it’s always a good idea for us to conserve anywhere we can. That means conserving money, conserving power, conserving water, etc. Today let’s talk about how we can conserve water!
Cutting back on your use of water doesn’t have to affect your lifestyle, but it will help to preserve the environment, give a small help to dealing with droughts, ease pressure on your local water supply and could even help you lower your utility costs.
3 Things You Can Do to Save Water
Check for Leaks
You may not know it, but you might possibly have water leaks happening at this very moment somewhere in your home. Check all of your faucets and pipes to make sure that you are leaking water anywhere. Another thing you can do is to check your water bill each month and watch for spikes in usage.
Turn off Your Hose
I can’t even tell you the number of people I have met that leave their hose on 24/7, when they have a spray nozzle at the end of it. They just assume that since you don’t see water flowing you aren’t actually using it.
These nozzles leak often, even if you don’t see it now, it can happen at any point. Also, the build up of pressure in your hose could lead to it bursting (I unfortunately left my hose on one evening and this happened to me.).
Turn off the Water While Brushing Your Teeth
Seriously, y’all. This is hands down the easiest way that you can conserve water at home. All you have to do is shut off that faucet while brushing your teeth! You, alone, can save 200 gallons of water per month just by doing this one thing. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I used to leave the water on all the time when I was younger, not realizing how much I was wasting. I have since learned the error of my ways and I am definitely teaching my children differently.