When it comes to environment conservation, conserving water is the easiest and most applicable area we can take up. With a few adjustments to your daily habits, this will soon become second nature and you will be playing a big part in conserving water.
Here are 5 awesome water conservation tips for your home;
- Facets and pipes – Check your facets and pipes for any leaks. Worn out pipes or leaking facets can waste over 10 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons per day so check for any leaks and repair them as soon as possible. When it comes to insulation, it is easy and inexpensive to insulate your water pipes. This will ensure you get hot water faster and will also ensure you avoid wasting water while you wait for it to heat up.
- Water meters – To check for any hidden water leaks, read your house meter before and after 2 hours when no water is being used. If the meter reading isn’t the same, there could be a hidden leak. Find it and repair it.
- Toilets – Avoid using the toilet as an ashtray or waste basket. Flushing the toilet takes between five to seven gallons of water with every flush. Also, check the toile for any leaks. You can use this nifty trick of putting a little food colour in your toilet water tank. Every time there is a leak, you will see the coloured water seep out.
- Kitchen – When cleaning dishes, close the tap every time you are not using it. Soap dishes first then rinse using medium to low flow to conserve water. Only use your dish washer and washing machine for a full load. Sink garbage disposal units require a lot of water to operate and work properly. They also add to a high volume of solid waste in the septic tank which can lead to maintenance problems. Start a compost pile as an alternative method of disposing food waste.
- Hygiene – Close the tap once you get your toothbrush wet instead of leaving the water running. Rinse your razor in the sink instead of using running water. When washing your hands, don’t leave the water running while you soap your hands to save on water.
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