It’s important to use water wisely to save money. Here are the top 20 ways on how to save water:
1. In the process of washing dishes by hand, it’s not prudent to allow the water to run during rinsing. You can fill the first sink with water to wash, and another sink with water to rinse.
2. Coolers for evaporation require maintenance for seasonal checkup. More effective cooling requires checking coolers for evaporation annually.
3. Check the system of sprinklers regularly and make adjustments to the sprinklers for watering lawns only, instead of the street, sidewalk and house.
4. The dishwasher and washing machine should be operated when full to save a thousand gallons per month.
5. Planting turf in hard to water areas—like isolated strips and steep inclines along driveways and sidewalks—should be avoided.
6. Covers should be installed on spas and pools, as leaks around pumps should be checked.
7. The garbage disposal should be used intermittently. To save gallons each and every time, it’s a good idea to compost.
8. Plant during the months of spring or autumn when requirements for watering are lower.
9. Keep a water pitcher refrigerated, as opposed to running tap water for cold beverages. Every drop can go into your body instead of down the drain.
10. The water meter should be checked and the water bill should be tracked for usage.
11. Diminish evaporation by early morning watering, during lighter winds and cooler temperatures.
12. Produce can be washed in a pan or in the sink partially with water filled instead of running tap water.
13. For watering houseplants, use water collected from rinsing your produce.
14. A layer of mulch that’s organic can be used around plants for the reduction of evaporation and hundreds of gallons saved annually.
15. Keep the sidewalk or driveway clean with a broom instead of a water hose to save gallons of water each time.
16. Replace your showerhead with one that’s water-efficient if the shower can fill up a bucket of one gallon in 20 seconds or less.
17. Separate the watering cycle into briefer periods to diminish runoff and permit for more absorption each time.
18. Leaky faucets are more noticed indoors, but faucets on the exterior of the home should be checked as well as hoses and pipes for leaks.
19. Pool leaks should be checked periodically if a refilling automatic device is used.
20. Install a curved shower rod without remodeling for more elbow room. You can also save about 30% of water that’s normally lost when taking a shower with the traditional straight shower rod.