Summer is Here!! Here are some Home Water Conservation Tips!
The hot weather is upon us, and many of us are vacationing, staycationing or getting things done around our homes. I thought it might be a great reminder for us all to look at some water-saving (and more importantly, money-saving) tips.
l Repair any leaks in your toilets.
l To reduce the water required to flush, put a quart plastic bottle of water in the tank and save one quart per flush or adjust the float level.
l Replace your old toilet if it was manufactured before 1992.
l Take showers instead of tub baths and limit shower time.
l Install a flow-control device in your showers.
l Don’t use your clothes washing machine with less than a full load or use a lower water-level setting.
l Pretreat stains to avoid rewashing.
l Use a pan of water when peeling and cleaning vegetables and fruits rather than letting the sink tap run.
l Don’t run the tap to get cold water. Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking.
l Don’t thaw frozen foods with running tap water.
l Run the dishwasher only when it is completely full.
l Water the lawn less frequently and only at night.
l Install an automatic sprinkler system, which is much more water efficient than hand watering.
l Remove weeds promptly – they rob other plants of water.
l Mow less – mowing puts grass under stress, which makes it need more water.
l Mulch shrubs and garden plants to retain moisture in the soil longer.