Ways To Save Water In Your Home
Jul 23,2021 | Vicky
If recent summer heatwaves have taught us anything, it's that water is a precious resource which shouldn't be wasted. It's certainly the hot topic on everyone's lips at the moment, with more and more of us becoming aware of the environmental and moral benefits of saving water.
Check frequently for leaks
Leaks occur more often than you think and can lead to a lot of water wastage. One of the worst culprits is your toilet cistern, which can run constantly—often, without you even realising it.
Use water-efficient equipment
Aerated shower heads and taps means you get the feeling of the same flow and the same pressure, without wasting the water.Use a low flow shower head and faucet aerators.
Turn off taps
You may not always consider it, but turning your taps off properly can save bucket loads of cash and water.Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.Only run the washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.
How many times have you left the tap running while brushing your teeth or washing your hands & face or while shaving? Too many times to count, correct? Thus, if you are serious about conserving water, then this is one of the most basic water-saving ideas that you can put into practice everywhere you go – from home (especially while brushing teeth) to office, restaurants, and more.
You can save up to 20 litres per day just by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or washing your hands and face. This water conservation method can be easily put into practice in every household and the benefit of this, like water-saving toilets – is two-fold i.e water conservation as well as a lower water bill.
Don’t throw rubbish down the toilet
Typical examples include cotton pads, makeup tissues and sanitary towels. It may save you a moment but wastes precious water. Put them in the bin instead.
Install a Water-saving Toilet Flush System
Install a dual flush or low flow toilet or put a conversion kit on your existing toilet.
This is one of the other excellent tips to save water!
One of the largest sources of domestic water wastage is flushing toilets. It is estimated that old toilets use an insane amount of water (5 to 7 gallons) per flush. Thus, by installing the latest water-saving toilet flush system, you can save up to 700 litres of water each year.
This water-saving method is slowly gaining traction, as more and more people are becoming aware of how small steps for water conservation can have an overall greater impact on the environment.
Moreover, by switching to newer models that use a lower volume of water to flush toilets, you not only significantly reduce water consumption but also save money on your water bill, which is a win-win for both – you as well as the environment.
Close Taps Properly and Fix Leaking Taps, Pipes & Toilets
Apart from turning-off taps when not in use, another way of saving water is to do a regular maintenance check and fix/replace old leaking taps, pipes and toilets. By doing this, you can save up to 75 litres of water each day which is huge and combines with all your efforts of conservation of water at home.
‘Save Water Save Life’ – this quote rings true as all life stems from the water. By following these simple tips to conserve water, you can avoid daily wastage of water. And, this, in turn, can help us make a water-sufficient country where everyone has access to safe drinking water all year around.