While you may not be able to save the entire state’s water supply, there are plenty of ways to be a conservation hero in your own home. Just a few changes to your routine can have an impact on your water usage, saving money on your utility bills and helping the environment. Every little bit helps, and a few small adjustments can make a difference!
Start by checking for any leaks in your faucets, bath tubs, showers, toilets, and outside spigots. Even small leaks can add up over time and waste large amounts of water. Repair leaks as you find them or consider upgrading fixtures and toilets to high-efficiency models. Lower flow showerheads and faucets help reduce the amount of water being used without a noticeable difference in water pressure or effectiveness.
You can also collect greywater from your home – the water used to shower, wash your hands, or do the dishes. Instead of letting that water run down the drain, collect it in buckets, take it out to a larger reservoir and use it in various ways around the house and outdoors. Extensive greywater systems can save a large amount of water every day and require more than just collection buckets, but they can save a noticeable amount of water throughout your home.
Conserve water outside by watering your lawn and gardens in the morning to reduce the effect of evaporation due to heat and sun. Consider installing drip irrigation systems to more effectively water areas and reducing the amount of wasted water, weed growth and added stress of plants. This gentle system of watering is not only beneficial in water conservation, but also on the effect it has on gardens. Set it up on timers and it’s a practically worry-free way to keep your gardens growing and save resources at the same time!
You can also harvest rainwater to use around your house to water gardens, wash cars, or handle other outdoor tasks (check your local regulations for collection). Don’t wait for it rain to consider installing this system! We have everything you need to build your own rain water collection system so you can take nature in your own hands and use it to your advantage.
Conserving water can be as simple as turning off the water while you brush your teeth to collecting every drop of water that falls inside and out to use in other ways. Even the easiest changes can make a dent in your water bills, so give the environment a helping hand and start saving water today!