Water Bill Hacks to Help You Save Money and Conserve Water
Wish you had more money to spend on some of the more important things in your life? If you cut down on your homeowner bills, you’ll be able to do just that. One easy and effective way to cut costs is to practice water conservation. It’s all about being mindful when you use water and being on the lookout for waste.
Here are some our best hacks to help with your conservation here in Independence, MO.
Be on Watch for Plumbing Leaks
Small leaks can mean big water waste, which is why you never neglect a leak. In fact, according to the EPA, the average homeowner can reduce their water bills up to 10 per cent simply by staying on top of leaks. That’s a compelling reason to get those leaks repaired.
Some common signs of leaks are pooling water, moisture on pipes, mold growth, low water pressure and rising water bills that you can’t explain.
Greywater for Plants
This can involve a little more work, but you can actually configure your plumbing system to gather greywater from your bathtubs, sinks and laundry in order to water your lawn and garden. It’s possible to set these up so that the lines run right out to your irrigation system.
If you want something a little more low-tech, then reserve your cooking liquid in the kitchen or collect your dishwater in a basin and use it on your plants.
Visit Your Local Carwash
You take pride in keeping your car clean, but don’t do it at the expense of your water bill. It’s far cheaper to take your car to your neighborhood carwash than it is to run your hose continually in the driveway to wash your car.
For even greater reduction of your water footprint, find a carwash that uses recycled water.
Don’t Take Baths
If you love to unwind in a hot bath, you may want to rethink your anti-stress tool. Running a bath uses significantly more water than having a shower. For extra savings, you should put in a low-flow shower head which still gets you clean, but uses a fraction of the water.
If you do need to run the bath (i.e. if you have small children) don’t over-fill. You generally don’t need to fill the bath more than a third to get the job done.
There are opportunities to save water and save money everywhere. You just need to be aware of your habits and how you can cut back.