If you’re facing a water restriction, you may be wondering how to conserve water. Here are some helpful tips to get you through the summer months:
Use water efficiently
You may have heard of water conservation measures and even considered implementing them in your own home. Luckily, there are many simple ways to save water in your home, including using water-efficient faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads. You may also consider a low-flow toilet and other high efficiency plumbing fixtures.
For your lawn, allowing your grass to grow taller provides, slow water evaporation, shade the roots, and prevent weeds. For optimal water conservation, your lawn should have about four inches of grass.
An unmaintained irrigation system could be leaking water without your knowledge! Waterworks Irrigation specializes in the setup and maintenance of efficient irrigation systems.
Fixing leaky faucets
When you’re on a water restriction, fixing leaky faucets is more important than you might think. Not only do dripping faucets wastewater, but they also cost you money. Every gallon you use will be tacked on to your water bill. In addition to costing you money, dripping faucets can lead to mold growth. Because mold loves water, leaks can create a breeding ground for the fungus. Not only does this damage your faucet, but it can also pose a health risk to you and your family. It’s easy to forget to turn off faucets properly after every use, but if you’re paying close attention, you can save countless gallons of water each year by fixing leaky faucets.
Besides fixing leaky faucets, you can also replace fixtures. To save even more water, look for fixtures with a WaterSense label. These fixtures use at least 20% less water than standard faucets.
Replacing or upgrading water-using appliances
If you’re tired of wasting water, try replacing or upgrading a water-using appliance. Although this may be an up-front investment, it’s well worth it if you can cut your water consumption by half. Not only will this help the environment, but it will also help your wallet. Here are some ways to cut down your water use when using appliances:
- Find out which appliances are the biggest water wasters in your house. Check for energy savings and water conservation features when shopping for a new washing machine or dishwasher.
- Also, make sure the washer or dishwasher is completely full before starting.
- Make sure to check the water level in evaporative coolers, and replace the pads regularly.
- Inspect the pump and float to ensure that they’re working properly.
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