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10 Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill at Home
Whether you live in a region with regular water use restrictions or not, any homeowner will benefit from creative water conservation techniques.
We all need to do our part in trying to conserve water. Not only will it benefit the environment, but it could benefit your pocketbook too!
Continue reading for 10 easy tips to conserve and reduce water usage, no matter where you live!
1. Optimize Your Appliance Usage
One of the easiest ways to conserve water is through chores like doing laundry and running your dishwasher.
For example, you’re using the same amount of energy and water no matter how much is inside either your dishwasher or your laundry appliances. With that in mind, try running full loads only 2 to 3 times a week.
2. Inspect Leaks
Does your faucet drip overnight? Do you think your water pipes are leaking but haven’t had a chance to get them checked?
Water leaks are costly! Be sure to schedule regular maintenance calls to ensure that your plumbing system is in good working order.
3. Install a High-Efficiency Toilet
Your toilet consumes roughly 30 percent of your household bathroom water usage, which is a pretty significant amount!
To reduce your water bill and water use, consider investing in a high-efficiency toilet. High-efficiency toilets could save you up to 15,000 gallons of water per year, which is about a 50 percent reduction from a traditional toilet.
4. Take Shorter Showers
It seems simple enough, but limiting your shower time to 5 minutes can positively impact your water bill.
5. Turn the Faucet off
Washing your face, brushing your teeth, leaving the water running while you do dishes – these are all routine activities, but they’re also costly. A faucet can use up to 2 gallons of water per minute and can lead to higher water bills if left running.
6. Cut Back on Outdoor Watering
The care of natural sod, car washing, and additional landscaping are just a few causes of excess water usage. To decrease your water usage and water bill, consider ways you can create an eco-friendly landscape!
7. Mulch It Up!
To reduce how much water your plants need and to restrict weed growth, invest in mulch for your flowerbed.
8. Plant Smart
As beautiful as annual plants can be, when you’re planning your garden, consider only planting perennials; they’re the most efficient choice when it comes to the amount of water required throughout the year.
9. Use Slopes to Your Advantage
Depending on where you live, rolling hills may be a way of life! Take advantage of those slopes and sunny exposure spots to help your landscape become more water-efficient. Slope landscaping, if done right, can save you water and money.
10. Install Artificial Turf
With lawn and garden maintenance costs rising each year, many homeowners have opted for the convenience of artificial turf.
Artificial turf requires little to no water, no pesticides, and will reduce your water bill. As well, synthetic grass rids you of those landscaping chores – leaving those Saturday mornings free!
Eager to make the switch to artificial turf? Contact the experts at FieldTurf Landscape today!