Water Conservation

Heats waves are not enjoyable for anyone. In Idaho, residents experience extremely hot summers. It seems the only way to escape the heat is to head towards the water to cool off. While water will get the job done, consumers should think of ways to conserve water to avoid droughts. Water is not only needed to cool off from the hot summer heat, but also to water the land which grows food for us to eat. Water is also used for sanitization and health purposes. Water is essential to life and should be conserved as much as possible. Here are a few great tips on conserving water and the benefits:

  • One of the best ways to conserve water is to check for leaks. All pipes, faucets and toilets should be checked for leaks regularly. Regular inspection can often prevent leaks or at least limit the damage of an existing leak. A small leak might not seem too harmful, but about 20 gallons of water can be wasted per day. Larger leaks can waste up to hundreds of gallons of water.
  • Shower instead of bath. An average bath can use about 70 gallons of water each time, showers use much less. Keep showers as short as possible to save even more water.
  • Only flush the toilet when needed. As “Meet the Fockers” taught everyone “if its yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down”. You also shouldn’t use the toilet as a trash can, don’t just flush used nose tissues or cigarette butts, there’s a trash can for this use.
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. The water is needed only before and after to rinse. During the time the actual brushing part is going on, turn it off and save some water for the fishes.
  • Using energy saving appliances will not only save energy but also save water. Appliances like front loading washers use less water than a top loading washer, and energy saving dishwashers use less water as well.
  • Doing the dishes isn’t the biggest waste of water in homes, but using a dish washer can still save water compared to the old school hand washing method.
  • Jumping in a pool on a hot summer afternoon feels wonderful, but pools use thousands of gallons of water. With each jump, splash, and summer night that passes by, the pool loses water and will need re-filled. While splashing isn’t necessarily avoidable, one way to save water in the pool it to keep it covered each night. The cover will prevent evaporation.

The ways to save water are endless. People are coming up with creative ways to save water all the time which is not only good for the environment, but will keep money in the consumer’s pocket! Have a great idea for conserving water at home? Please share it with our readers in the comment section below. If help is needed in installing water saving products give All Star Plumbing and Restoration a call today!

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