As we read stories of droughts and water shortages around the world, more and more people are becoming aware of just how much water can be conserved when you try your best to use as little as possible. Below are many lessons learned include five different ways to conserve water at home.
1. Use Water-Efficient Faucets/Shower Heads
There is a massive range of water-efficient devices for your home that you can use to dramatically reduce your water consumption. Shower heads are among the most important and can cut down the water you use by up to half. Low flow toilets manage to provide a great experience while also cutting back on a lot of wasted water. Be aware that you are not looking for a cheap model that just reduces water pressure – speak with your Ottawa plumbing company for recommendations of high-efficiency shower heads, faucets, and toilets.
2. Full Loads
Do full loads of laundry and dishes. Using a high-efficiency dishwasher is a great way to clean a lot of dishes with a minimal amount of water consumption. Doing full loads of laundry mean that you get the greatest bang for your buck whenever you need to wash your clothes.
3. Reducing Water During Use
When we use water around the house, there is almost always a way to use less of it. For example, when you brush your teeth, do you let the tap run? Do you fill up a glass of water only to drink a sip and then the rest down the drain? Do you let the sprinkler run for hours on end in the yard? Every time you use water in your house, think to yourself – is there a way I can reduce my use?
4. Water Can Vs. Hose
If you are watering plants outside, then you will save a considerable amount of water by using a watering can instead of a hose. Equaling thousands of gallons a year, you will be impressed with the savings when you switch to the watering can. If having a lush, green lawn is a priority to you, you may want to consider installing in-ground sprinklers set on a timer to optimize water usage.
5. Install a Rainwater Tank
A rainwater tank exists to collect waste water that is only minimally dirty. For example, many washing machines that use non-toxic detergent can have their runoff go to a separate tank that can then be used for other things. Whether it is washing your car or watering your lawn, the tank will give you a supply of water that you have already used for other things rather than paying for fresh water.
At Faucet Fix, we are serious about water conservation. Ask us about what high-efficiency toilets, faucets, and sinks we recommend to reduce water usage!