High water bills? By learning how to be proactive about conserving water and learning how to properly reuse water, long gone are the days of being surprised by your water bill. Sure, it might take a little extra self-discipline, but your wallet will thank you.
Are you ready to start seeing a difference in your water bills? Try these tips!
Put Greywater to Good Use
Greywater refers to the relatively clean leftover water that comes from sinks, laundry machines, dishwashers, and showers. This water can be funneled outside into barrels using hoses to be recycled and reused for heating purposes.
Trade in Baths for Showers
By making the switch from taking baths to taking a shower will result in big saving on your next water bill. Taking a shower will save you an average of 30-40 gallons of water, as long as it the shower is under 10 minutes. This doesn’t mean you have to give up baths all together, especially if you have children, but it’s smart to keep them for special occasions.
Another way to save money on your water bill is to utilize the shower at your gym or pool. Anytime you’re using someone elses water means your reducing the usage of your own.
Wash Your Car at a Car Wash
Washing your car uses an abundance of water and by avoiding washing your car yourself you can easily save a little extra money on your water bill each month. Instead, opt for washing your car at the car wash, where the water is recycled. Whether you go to a full-service spot or at a self-wash car wash, the cost will outweigh the cost associated with washing your car at home. Plus, it’s more environmentally friendly to use recycled water to wash your car!
Upgrade Fixtures & Fix Leaks
Upgrading plumbing fixtures and fixing leaks will cost you upfront, but over time these updates will save you money. You’ll be reducing the likelihood of a leak causing expensive damage to your home and newer fixtures are manufactured to help reduce water usage.