4 Quick & Simple Ways To Conserve Water

From mortgage payments to heating costs, the price of running a household can really add up. However, there are ways in which you can save money as well as help the environment. One thing you can do is to try to conserve water. Here are four quick and simple ways to do so.

1) Care For Plants & Lawn Strategically.

One thing that sucks up H2O is gardening and lawn care. Although gallons of water are used daily via lawn sprinklers, hoses and fountains, there are some actions that cut down on usage.

One thing is to only water when necessary. When it comes to your lawn, you can figure out whether or not it needs moisture simply by doing a “step” test. Step on your grass and see if it springs back or not once you lift your foot up. If it does, it’s healthy and moist. If it stays flat, you should water it. Lawns require about an inch of water per week.

Another thing is to only water during certain conditions. Try to avoid treating plants to a drink when it’s windy – this can speed up evaporation, which is wasteful. Also, try to get the task done in the morning. This is the best time for water retention to occur. Early watering also staves off slugs and fungus growth.

2) Re-Think Doing the Dishes.

Dishes/general kitchen cleanup is another area that can be a big culprit in using up too much of the wet stuff.

Using a dishwasher is a good start, especially if you are loading it to its full capacity before you run it. However, excessive rinsing of plates and cups prior to dishwashing is typically unnecessary and wasteful. Forego the hand rinsing. If your washer isn’t particularly powerful, fill one side of your sink with soapy water and submerge dirty dishware prior to loading it in the wash.


3) Zero in On Toilet Efficiency.

One of the most important parts of the bathroom where water conservation can occur is within the toilet. First and foremost, don’t flush anything except actual bodily waste. This means tossing facial tissues, feminine care products and other items into the trash, instead.

Sometimes toilets spring leaks, which can be wasteful without our knowledge. An easy way to check for leaks is to put a little food coloring in the tank of your toilet. If color ends up in the bowl (and you haven’t flushed) within half an hour, that means you have a leak, which needs repairing.


4) Purchase Water-Saving Devices

Although it isn’t necessary to replace all of your household appliances at once, you may want to switch out products as needed for the biggest impact in terms of saving water at home.

You can purchase a range of helpful items, from low-flow faucets to showerheads that conserve water, even water friendly eco toilets, all online. These apparatuses are more efficient in terms of using less H2O than standard models – typically without any difference in performance. Online retailers sell a range of products that perform this function.

Geoffrey is an environmentalist, but also a family man with a household to think about. He knows it can be difficult to focus on conservation when you have so many other concerns. These tips should help people find small ways to do their part for the environment.

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