In developed countries water isn’t much of an issue, it’s something everyone just has. It’s cheap and conveniently transported directly into our homes! Here are 5 tips on how you can conveniently conserve your water usage.
Tip: Keep track of your past water bills, and every dollar you save can be used to reward yourself!
1. Fill up your dishwasher!
Dishwashers use lots of water. Try waiting until your dishwasher is completely full before running it. This is very convenient since you’ll save time and moey in hassling with dishes!
2. Set a timer when you shower.
If you take long hot showers in the winter, sometimes you just don’t want to get out. It takes only a couple seconds to set a timer on your smart phone. Place your phone just out of reach from the shower so you will have to get out and stop your shower. Start with 15 minutes and work your way down by one minute every week.
3. Paste, Brush, Rinse.
should brush our teeth twice a day. Common water saving technique is to only run the water when you rinse your toothbrush. This can save on average 3-6 gallons of water per brush by turning it off!
4. Check the weather.
Simple solution is to check the weather daily, besides you need to be prepared for what mother nature brings. Checking the weather allows to turn off automated sprinkler systems, or not do manual watering. If you know rain is coming you don’t need to water your yard! Install a weather application on your phone and enable weather alerts for rain.
5. Drink what you need.
Many of us might fill an entire glass of water up, but dump half of it down the drain. Overtime, this can add up to hundreds of gallons of water per year. Try paying attention during each cup fill. If you find your self dumping some of your water down the drain, next time only fill up 75% or even 50% of the cup with water.