10 Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill

For a second I thought about writing this blog on how to increase your water bill. There are millions of how-to blogs out there that help you save money, so wouldn’t it intrigue people with a title that stands out?

No.

No one wants to learn how to waste money. That’s easy to do. And if you disagree, I’d like to direct you over to www.thisiswhyimbroke.com. Problem solved.

What’s fantastic about this specific money-saving blog is that it will teach you how to save the world at the same time. Well, save water. That’s like saving the world because the world is made up of 70% water.

DISCLAIMER: This blog will help you save 70% of the world.

Let’s start things off shall, we? Here are ten ways to reduce your water bill.

10. Ensure that your pipes, faucets and toilets are leak-free. A faucet that drips every 3 seconds will waste 86 gallons of water per month. It almost seems unbelievable, but just as every penny adds up, so does every drop of water. By repairing these small drips and leaks, you will save money in the long run.

9. Wait until you have a full load. We are talking laundry and dishes. Your dishwasher isn’t smart enough to detect how many dishes it is washing–it uses the same amount of water every time. Wait until you have enough clothes and dishes to run these appliances.

8. Insult your water heater and maintain it regularly. Check back to our blog from 2015 to learn how:

7. Low-flow showerheads and shortened shower times. Having a Navy shower can maximize your water saving saving potential. What is a Navy shower? An initial thirty seconds or so are used to get wet, followed by soap and lather without running water, which is then rinsed off in a minute or less. The total time for the water being on is typically under two minutes. Navy showers originated on naval ships, where supplies of fresh water were often scarce. Pretending as if water is scarce can definitely help you reduce your usage. Think about when you are getting close to using all your data. You save those last, precious megabytes, don’t you?

6. Water your lawn in the early morning or after dark to reduce evaporation. Typically, between 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM is the best time. You don’t have a lawn, you say? Well perfect, you are already saving water + money.

5. Ensure that the aerators in your kitchen and bathroom faucets are adjusted to a low-flow setting.

4. Connect rain barrels to your eavestrough. This is free water. Any water you collect won’t show up on your water bill because the clouds are being so generous. Accept their generosity. Save it and use it to water your garden or wash your vehicles. Magic.

3. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving. Letting the water run while brushing your teeth can waste up to 200 gallons of water per month.

2. Does it often take a while for your water to warm up? If you find yourself waiting for the water to get warm more often then not, keep a watering can nearby and fill it up while you wait. Your indoor plants will thank you.

1. Keep cold water in the fridge so that you do not have to run the water every time you want it cold. Sounds simple, but it is effective.

These are 10 ways to save water and reduce your water bill. Try focussing on a new one every week, and you’ll be a water saving master in no time!

If you need any assistance, remember Go Green Plumbing is here for you! E-mail us at info@gogreenplumbing.ca or call 289-244-9843!

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