We all know how precious water is, so it’s essential that every one of us takes care of the water we use in our day-to-day lives.
Reducing your residential water consumption doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are 10 simple water-saving tips that are good for the planet – and great for your water bill.
- Find and fix those leaky taps. Even a slow leak can send up to a hundred litres of water down the drain each year.
- Listen up for leaky toilets. That’s more water going out the pipes for no reason.
- Make sure you have a low-flow or dual-flush toilet and save each time you flush.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Need the soothing sound? Ask Google to play you some running tap sounds!
- Take a shower instead of a bath – and don’t linger. A five-minute shower uses less water than filling up a tub.
- Install a low-flow showerhead and reduce your water usage even more.
- Fill your dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand could use just as much water as a dishwasher cycle if you keep the tap running to rinse. So, load up those dirty dishes and relax.
- Wait until you have a full load of laundry and choose a front-loading washing machine, which uses less water than a top-loading model.
- Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for your garden.
- Washing dishes in the sink? Don’t leave the tap running to rinse. Try to rinse them all at once if you can.
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