These Water Bill Hacks Will Save you Money
Ready to make 2018 your most successful year yet? Part of that comes down to your ability to make your household budget go further. In order to accomplish that, you’ve got to be able to cut back on costs around your home. A great way to streamline expenses is to reduce your water use.
In addition to upgrading your plumbing to eco-friendly fixtures, which will greatly reduce your overall water footprint and costs, there are a number of good habits to adopt that will help even more. Here is what you need to know.
Visit the Commercial Car Wash
It might seem more convenient to wash your car at home, but you use a lot more water that way. It’s also not an efficient use of water, because you run the hose quite a bit.
It’s more cost effective to take your car to your local commercial car wash. If you can locate one that uses recycled water, it is even better for the environment.
Shower Instead of Bath
According to the EPA, a typical bath uses 70 gallons of water, while a shower uses way less- only about 10-25 gallons. The issue though is that you’ve got to keep your showers on the short side to make them efficient (like 5-8 minutes or less).
To help keep on track with this conservation effort, put on a timer before you get in the shower so you don’t lose track of time.
Fix Plumbing Leaks Right Away
A dripping faucet may look like it doesn’t really waste that much water, but those small drips add up to a large water bill. It doesn’t take long for that water to accumulate. You could also be looking at footing the bill for water damage as well.
Keep watch for signs of leaks, like damp spots, mold growth, moisture on the pipes, pooling water, unexplained increases in your water bills and low water pressure.
Greywater for Your Plants
It’s important to keep your plants well hydrated, but there is no need to run up your water bill in order to do so. Instead of filling your watering can from the tap, use greywater instead. This is water that has already been used (usually for cooking or washing) and mist that on your plants instead.
It can be costly to run a household here in Apple Valley, MN. That’s why sourcing out great money saving hacks, like reducing your water bill is the way to go.