10 Quick Tips that will Get You Saving Now
Following these 10 simple steps will not only get you on your way to helping the environment, but will save you money on your utility bills.
1. Pay attention to those dripping sounds and fix the leak(s).
- Leaks account for 16% of overall indoor water consumption in the average household. Fixing those leaks can not only reduce your water bill, but save you from potential property damage.
- Your toilet consumes the most water in your entire household. Adjusting its capacity can save you as much as 2 letres per flush. Multiply that by a multiple flushes per day and that's water conservation!
- Simply replacing an old showerhead with a water efficient model can quickly save you as much as six gallons of water per minute!
- Faucet aerators are inexpensive, easy to install and can save you as much as 25 letres of water per minute. The savings in your utility bill from a faucet aerator will likely pay for the cost of the aerators within a few months. From then on, you enjoy continued savings!
- It's easy to take a long shower and leave it running between washes. Being concious about the length of our showers and reducing them by only 5 minutes can save you up to 100 letres of water.
- An extra wash cycle can consume up to 23 litres, so it's much more economical to wait until you have a full load before starting the wash. If you have some space, ask your family members if they have some clothes to toss in.
- Leaving the tap running for 5 minutes consumes up to 45 letres of water. Get in the habit of turning off that tap when it's not in use to reduce your water wastage on your next bill.
- Your lawn and garden demand the most water, which is why outdoor water restrictions occur during the warmer months of the year. Save up to 38 letres of water per minute and a considerable amount on your summer water bill by focussing your sprinklers to only those areas requiring water.
- Rather than washing your car at home, you can save 38 letres per minute by visiting your local car wash, where they have the facilities to recycle the water.
- Pressure washing and cleaning your driveway with a hose don't need to be done often. For regular cleaning, use a broom or blower as save 38 letres per minute.