Here are 9 Ways to Save Water Around the House:
Here are some tips how you can save water around the house and even some money.
1) Don’t use excessive amounts of detergents, bleach or chemicals that may kill the natural bacteria in your septic system.
2) Its best to use biodegradable soaps and detergents.
3) An inexpensive spring-loaded timer which attaches directly to your outside faucet can prevent excessive watering of your lawn in the summertime.
4) Water pressure in your home should never be over 60 psi. More than 60 psi you are in high pressure zone and can cause a damage to your plumbing system. you can contact your local water authority to find out what is the local water pressure is on your aria. If it exceeds 60 pounds, you may want to consider installing a pressure reducing valve that will limit the water pressure within your home.
5) Check your water meter when no water is being used. Make a note of the meter reading and then check it 7 hours later. If the meter has change, there is a sign that you may have leak.
6) Check if toilets consume more than 40% of your total water usage. Installation of a new toilet flapper or fill valve will save you money if they cause the problem.
7) Conserve energy by checking the temperature on your water heater unit. It should not be over 120°F or the “medium setting” on older models.
8) Replacing an old shower head can save up to 7.5 gallons of water per minute without sacrificing the full spray action at low or high water pressures.
9) Fix all your leaky faucets (don’t forget to look at the basement). A small drip can waste more than 10 gallons a day. That’s over 3,600 gallons per year!
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