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How to Save Water at Home — Water Saving Ideas!

Check out these easy water-saving ideas and ways to save water at home! Water plays a vital role to us and to the environment so we must conserve it.

We can all appreciate how much water plays a vital role in keeping us hydrated and healthy, especially in the year’s warmer months. On average, each person has a water consumption of 341,000 litres of water each year, on average, with the largest use being the toilet, followed by having a shower. In Australia, we are one of the highest consumers of water per capita globally. That isn’t good news for the environment. We have struggled with the worst drought periods, and because our natural environment is quite dry, we must use less water to reduce our water footprint on the world and remain water-wise. 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. Saving water does not have to be difficult and can be carried out by everyone in your home. It is so easy to keep water, and everyone at home and in the workplace can get involved!

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Tips For Saving Water In Your Home

You can do a few simple things in different home areas to save water. Practising these ways to save water in everyday life will do your part for the environment and your pocket!

Bathroom

  1. 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. Get any dripping taps or showerheads checked by a professional Sydney plumber.
  2. If you have a dual flush toilet, try to use the half flush on your toilet and consider installing a new water-saving model.
  3. Shorten your shower time to less than 5 minutes
  4. Use a bucket to catch water splashback when you have a shower. You can use this water to water your plants wash your cat or dog.
  5. Adjust your thermostat on your hot water tank so you don’t need to use excessive cold water.
  6. When brushing your teeth, remember to turn your tap off.
  7. Inspect pipes and fixtures for any leaks. Check under your bathroom sink for drips or walls and ceiling for water damage, mould or discolouration.
  8. If you use a bathtub, be mindful not to overfill the tub. Regulate the temperature as it is filling up to prevent adding more hot or cold water than you need. You can use less water for pets and small children.

Kitchen and laundry

  1. Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine have full loads before using them. And when you’re rinsing your dishes, fill your sink with water instead of under a running tap.
  2. 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.
  3. Switch to water-efficient goods and appliances. Installing energy-efficient 5-star WELS rating washing machines will reduce Sydney water usage. Front-loaders are better systems for water conservation. A simple call to your plumber or appliance store will guide you in the right direction.
  4. Only use the machine if it has a full load.
  5. Adjust the washing machine settings accordingly. For lightly soiled clothes, use a milder wash setting.
  6. Be on the lookout for leaks under the laundry basin. Check for splits on the washing machine hose.
  7. Keep a large bottle of tap water in the fridge for drinking. Fewer trips to the taps for you will always be nice and cool.
  8. You can reuse your pasta water. When you boil your pasta, drain the water and refrigerate it. This water can be used to water plants!

Garden and outside

  1. You are 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.
  2. Choose plants with lower water needs and requirements.
  3. The best time to water your garden is before 10 am or after 4 pm. It would help if you only used a watering can or a bucket rather than a running hose.
  4. When watering your plants, make sure to saturate the roots and not just the leaves.
  5. Weeding your garden regularly can prevent water loss for your plants. Weeds can steal the water supply to your plants and lawn.
  6. Having your grass a touch longer can help retain water, which means you can use less Sydney water.
  7. Use mulch or compost to increase water absorption in your soil. Research the best mulch to layer in your garden. Mulch will retain the moisture for your plants and vegetables.
  8. Look into installing a drip irrigation system for your lawn and plants.
  9. When cleaning your driveway, opt for using a broom instead of washing it down with a hose.
  10. Keep an eye out for leaking pipes or unusual water pooling around your home. Call your local plumber to get any pipe leaks repaired.
  11. Clean your outdoor drains regular to prevent blockages

The great thing about following these easy water-reducing tips is that you will 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!

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Saving Water In Your Home

That concludes our tips on ways to save water around your home.

Water is an essential resource, not only in Australia but also worldwide, nourishing us when dehydrated and giving life to our plants and wildlife. Water also plays a vital role in our household washing and cooking. For instance, what happens to your toilet without flushing water? Your waste would have no way of travelling to our sewerage system, leaving our environment unhygienic, filled with harmful diseases and bacteria.

But it’s tempting to use more water and even waste it, as it is always accessible in your home. Turn on a faucet, and water pours out; run a load in your washing machine or flush the toilet, and the contents are quickly washed down the pipes. Most of us do not stop and think about our water usage or water conservation.

Small tasks like remembering to turn off the faucet when you clean your teeth can make an enormous impact in the long run. And fix any leaks or drips as soon as your notice them. Conserve water and talk to Fixed Today for more tips on saving it.

Until next time!

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