There are many ways to save water at home, and even small changes can make a big difference. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Turn off the tap: Turn the tap off when you are not using it. This seems like a no-brainer, but so many people leave the water running while they brush their teeth or wash their hands. Just turning the tap off while you’re not using it can save gallons of water each day.
- Fix leaks: Fix any leaks in your home as soon as possible. A small drip from a faucet or showerhead can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, so fixing any leaks in your plumbing can make a big difference in your water usage.
- Washing dishes: Don’t let the water run while you’re doing dishes by hand. Fill up one side of the sink with clean rinse water and use that to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher (or washing them on the other side of the sink). This will save tons of water compared to letting the faucet run continuously while you scrub your dishes clean.
- Collect rainwater: Collect rainwater to use for watering plants or cleaning purposes. You can buy a rain barrel relatively cheaply, and it will pay for itself quickly since you won’t be using municipal water to do things like watering plants or washing your car anymore. Not to mention, rainwater is great for plants since it doesn’t contain chlorine or other chemicals found in treated municipal water sources.
5 .Install low-flow fixtures: Install water-saving showerheads or flow restrictors in your showers. low-flow showerheads or taps use less water than standard fixtures. Same goes for tubs as well. Also, a small 2-person hot tub saves more water than a giant tub.
- Efficient use of appliances: Use home appliances energy efficiently. Only wash full loads of clothes in your washing machine. Try to wait for the dishwasher to fill before running it.
- Choose appliances wisely: When you are shopping for appliances, try to choose them wisely. Three are a lot of options but considering something that is eco friendly and saves water and energy would be the best decision.
- Take shorter showers: Take shorter showers whenever possible – you can save up to 2 gallons of water per minute by doing so! If you have young children, consider bathing them together in one tub full of lukewarm water instead of giving each child their own bathtub full of hot water.
- Focus on little things: Be considerate about the little details. Use a bowl when washing fruit and vegetables instead of running the tap. Mulch garden beds to reduce evaporation. Group plants together based on their watering needs
- Reuse water: Try to reuse water whenever possible. Use grey water from baths and sinks to water plants (but not on edible crops). Or if you are rinsing fruits and veggies, use that water in your plants.