Top 3 Ways to Conserve Water!
As warmer months arrive, our water usage usually goes up. There’s outdoor play, garden watering, and car washing. Now is a great time to find ways to conserve water. Conserving water saves you dollars and saves the environment for future generations.
Water comes into your house through your water supply, flows through your fixtures and appliances, and flows out of your house through your drainage system. To conserve water, try to make every drop that comes into your home count. Here are five fabulous ideas to help you make your home water system an efficient water conservation system.
How can I conserve water in my home and yard?
Water conservation is important to reduce our impact on the environment and save money on water bills. Here are some ways to conserve water in your home and yard:
- Find and fix leaks: Check for leaks regularly by looking for sudden increases in water usage, using a water meter, listening for sounds of running water, and testing toilets with food coloring. Repair leaks as soon as possible to avoid wasting water.
- Replace legacy fixtures: Replace old, water-wasting fixtures and appliances with water-efficient models. Look for the WaterSense® label when shopping, which indicates that a product is at least 20% more efficient than average.
- Water efficiently outdoors: Water your lawn and garden in the early morning and water less frequently but more deeply to encourage plants to send roots deeper into the soil. Collect rainwater in barrels to use later for watering, and consider xeriscaping to reduce the need for water.
By implementing these water-saving practices, you can help conserve water, reduce your impact on the environment, and save money on your water bills.