We can all appreciate how much water plays a vital role in keeping us hydrated and healthy, especially in the warmer months of the year. In Australia, we are one of the highest consumers of water per capita in the world. On average, each Australian uses 341,000 litres of water each year! That isn’t good news for the environment. We need to protect our most important resource and if we all play our part and make some minor changes in our daily lives, we can reduce our water usage and save our water and its environment. It is so easy to save water and everyone at home and in the workplace can get involved!
Tips For Saving Water In Your Home
There are a few simple things you can do in different areas of your home to save water. Practising these ways to save water in everyday life will do your part for the environment and your pocket!
- Turn off taps when you're not using them to conserve water. And when you're brushing your teeth or shaving, only have the tap running when you're rinsing. Make sure to get any dripping taps or showerheads checked by a professional Sydney plumber.
- If you have a dual flush toilet, try to use the half flush on your toilet and consider installing a new water-saving model.
- Shorten your shower time to less than 5 minutes
- Use a bucket to catch water splashback when you're having a shower. You can use this water to water your plants, wash your cat or dog.
Kitchen and laundry
- Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine have full loads before using them. And when you're rinsing your dishes, fill up your sink with water instead of under a running tap.
- Install an Instantaneous hot water system. This shortens the time it takes for your water to heat up as it's running. Your local plumber can help you find the best system for your home.
- Switch to water-efficient goods and appliances. A simple call to your plumber or appliance store will guide you in the right direction
- Keep a large bottle of tap water in the fridge for drinking. Less trips to the taps for you and it will always be nice and cool.
- You can reuse your pasta water. When you are done boiling your pasta, simply drain the water and refrigerate it. This water can be used to water plants!
Garden and outside
- Filling up a bucket and using that when washing your car rather than a running hose. Another handy tip would be to water your grass at the same time simply by washing your car on your lawn.
- Choose plants with lower water needs and requirements
- When cleaning your driveway, opt for using a broom instead of washing it down with a hose.
- Use mulch or compost to aid in increasing water absorption in your soil.
- Keep an eye out for leaking pipes or unusual water pooling around your home. Call your local plumber to get any pipe leaks repaired.
The great thing about following these easy water-reducing tips is that not only will you be lowering your water consumption, but your water bill will also reduce dramatically, saving you money in the long run. Great for your pocket and the environment!
Saving Water In Your Home
That concludes our 14 tips on ways to save water around your home. Small tasks like remembering to turn off the faucet when you clean your teeth can make a large impact in the long run. And fix any leaks or drips as soon as your notice them. You can always talk to Fixed Today for more tips on how to save water.
Until next time!