6 Ways to Conserve Water and Save Money on the Water Bill
How to save money on water in the bathroom
Who doesn’t want to save money on utilities, particularly in the current economy? Conserving water is important, as water is a valuable resource. Besides doing something green for the earth, you can save money and put more “green” into your pockets, as well
Let's start with how to save money on water in the bathroom, as drip, drip, drip is a common occurrence and a major water waster. .
1) Fix leaky faucets. This is an obvious savings. If a faucet is dripping, fix it. I had a slow drip in a bathroom sink for about a month before I got it fixed and noticed a $10.00 difference on my water bill the month of the drip.
2) Use less water to flush the toilet. You can use less water to flush by putting a brick in the tank (or similar heavy object). When I had the leaky faucet, I started putting a mixing bowl under the drip to catch the water and then would dump the saved water into my toilet bowl—another way to utilize instead of wasting water and thus save money. If you want to shell out the money, there are also toilets you can buy that use less water.
3) Take shorter showers. How long does it really take to wash yourself and your hair? Sometimes there may be that need to soak under the hot water after a long day, but try to shorten most showers. If you have kids, try using a timer that they can hear to challenge them to take shorter showers. My mom even taught me as a teenager to turn off the water while shaving my legs. My mom is a savvy woman when it comes to cutting costs and taught me a lot of money-saving techniques just by doing them herself on a consistent basis. I grew up watching and learning by her example. But I digress….
- 5 Tips To Save Water
If you're looking for ways to save water, look no further. With lots of suggestions, pictures and hints, you'll learn fast and easy ways to conserve water in and around your home. You'll also save on your energy bill, too.
- Setting Up A Rain Barrel System
If you are looking at rainwater catchment systems you may be interested in knowing how to make a rain barrel cheaply
More ways to conserve water
There are more ways to conserve water in the kitchen and even outside.
4) Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full. That's a pretty easy one to do. Also, stop your dishwasher before it goes through the drying cycle; instead, open up the door and let the dishes air-dry. With laundry, try limiting how much you wash by wearing clothes more than once if they don’t look or smell dirty. If you do wash a smaller load, only fill the washing machine with as much water as the load warrants.
5) Turn off the water faucet when not using the water at that moment. This seems like a no-brainer, but I have seen many people leave the water running the entire time while brushing their teeth. Only turn on the faucet when you need to wet your toothbrush or rinse. Also, when rinsing dishes in the sink, turn off the faucet if there is a delay between each dish that needs rinsing.
6) Invest in a rain barrel. Catch rain outside for watering the garden, yard, or even bring it inside to water plants, or use for cleaning or flushing the toilet. I’ve even heard of people putting buckets in the shower to catch water to use for similar purposes.
Be creative in coming up with your own money-saving ideas.I would love to hear you share your own ideas in the comments section.
Save money, conserve water, and live greener!
More Money-Saving Ideas
- Thrifty Ways to Save Money on Clothing
Save money on your clothing by making changes in your spending. Make drastic cuts and save hundreds! Swap parties and resale shops are just a few of the ways you can save.
- Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Costs
Practicing many different techniques, investing in your home, and making sacrifices can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your heating and cooling bills. Many people may take for granted that they are going to have to pay so much for this bill
- Saving Money on 10 Common Household Items: I Rarely Buy Them!
Save money on 10 Common Household Items that you Rarely Have to Buy. Find replacement items to save money or readily available freebies. This is great for the penny pincher who wants to get ahead!
- Foods that Freeze Well - Stretching Your Food Dollars
There are many foods that freeze well that cooks dont have to throw out, but can use for later. While not all foods hold up well in the freezer, there are a number that do, from meats to vegetables to sauces, to cooked foods, and more. What freezes