Deciding to be more water-conscious in your home will not only be better for the environment, but you’ll also see the benefits reflected in your monthly utility bills. There are a few ways to minimize your water waste, here are some of our recommended methods:
Change Your Habits
The easiest way to limit your water consumption is by becoming more aware of how you use water and making adjustments where you can. We’ve all been guilty of leaving the faucet running while brushing our teeth but there are a few other areas we can improve as well including:
- When waiting for the shower water to heat up, catch the cold water in a bucket and use it to water plants around the house.
- No one can deny that the acoustics in your shower are incredible, but keep your shower concert to 15 minutes or less.
- Fix water leaks immediately.
Upgrade Your Fixtures
Upgrading your plumbing fixtures to low-flow ones will drastically cut down on your water waste and without sacrificing water pressure.
- Showerheads - standard showerheads use more than 2 gallons of water per minute, while WaterSense approved showerheads use no more than 2 gallons of water per minute.
- Faucets - you can either purchase a new faucet or attach an aerator to your existing faucet to cut down on water use. WaterSense-approved faucets use 1.5 gallons of water per minute, compared to their counterparts that use about 2.2 gallons per minute.
- Toilets - old toilets use between 5 to 7 gallons of water with every flush while WaterSense approved toilets use only 1.28 gallons while maintaining the same flushing power.
If you’re interested in making a plumbing fixture upgrade or want to upgrade any other aspect of your home’s plumbing, contact our team for assistance.