When you consider that the average American uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water each day, there are plenty of opportunities to cut your consumption. Here’s what you can do to conserve water, save the environment, and reduce the monthly bill in your Sarasota, Florida, home.
Facts About Water Waste at Home
Before we discuss how to conserve water, let’s take a look at some of the biggest water wasters inside your home.
- Largest consumers of water indoors: showers and baths (27 percent)
- A leaky faucet in your home can waste up to 100 gallons of water each day
- An average family uses 881 gallons of water each week by flushing the toilet
- Running the water while brushing your teeth wastes five gallons of water
- Dishwashers use an average of 10 gallons of water; hand washing uses 20
Steps to Take to Reduce Your Water Bill
Water conservation doesn’t have to mean huge sacrifices or even discomfort. With a little effort, you can save hundreds of gallons of water each year and hang on to more of your hard-earned dollars.
- Take shorter showers and take fewer baths. A long shower or a soothing bath might feel good after a long day, but it also means a lot of water and money being sent down the drain.
- Shorter showers and fewer baths can also translate to lower electric bills, as you reduce reliance on the water heater as well.
- Fix leaks right away, as what seems like a small waste can become a big expense.
- Get in the habit of turning off the water when brushing teeth or shaving.
- Use the dishwasher and washer only when they are full
- A lot of water is often wasted washing cars or watering plants or grass. Use a bucket instead of the constant spray of the hose, and explore environmentally-friendly methods in your yard.
- Clean fruits and vegetables in a bowl of water rather than in running water
- Recycle water when possible, for example, watering plants.
For more information about avoiding water waste and lowering your water bill, contact Custom Air, Inc. today at 888-856-4507.