You have probably heard of it before and we’re going to say it again – it is important that you save water. Even if you don’t think there’s no water shortage in Canada, it is still better if you do your part. Using less water means that you are reducing your use of energy and of course, saving you a lot of money.
If you’re not exactly sure how you can implement water-saving rules at home, here are some great ideas for you:
*Do not keep the water running when you’re brushing your teeth. It’s a pretty simple thing to do – just turn off the tap! Believe it or not, you can save up to 6 liters of water per minute if you do this.
*Cut your shower time a little shorter. You consume 6-45 liters of water each minute you are in the shower.
*Fix that leaky tap already! You might think it’s just a harmless drip but perhaps you do not realize that those 15 liters each day that is put to waste when you have a dripping tap actually amounts to around 5,500 liters of water in a year.
*Always run your dishwasher and washing machines in full load. This saves you water from all those in-between washes that you won’t have to do when you just wait for a full load before you use your equipment.
*Use a bucket or install a water butt to your drainpipe. You can then use the water you collect to clean your car or to water your plants.
*Use a watering can instead of a hosepipe when watering your garden. It’s also a good idea to mulch your plants using heavy compost or bark chippings and just watering your plants in the morning and late afternoon to save water.
*Fill a bottle or a jug with water and put it in the refrigerator. This way, you don’t have to leave your cold tap running for your water to consistently run cold before you can go and fill your glass.
*Choose water-efficient products and appliances for your home. You can find water-efficient washing machines and dishwashers. You can also call Hayes Plumbing if you want to do a renovation for your bathroom and have your toilet and other fixtures replaced with water-efficient units.
See? Saving water at home doesn’t have to be a huge sacrifice. Even the littlest things can make a big difference!