If you want to save money and are becoming more eco-conscious, then to save water should be your utmost priority. Lessening your water consumption helps reduce your carbon footprint and can help lower your overall energy bill. Here are some of the basic tips you can follow to save water in your home.
Use Your Faucet Wisely
Run your faucets at about half the volume for small tasks such as washing your hands or rinsing the dishes. And when you’re washing your face, shaving, or brushing your teeth, you do not have to have it running the whole time. You will save a lot of water over time by doing this. Additionally, if you don’t drink from the tap, better to install a water filtration system so you can save money from buying bottled ones. This way, you also reduce petroleum needs that go into bottling water and shipping.
Take Short Showers
We all tend to stay in the shower for long periods of time, especially after a stressful day at work. However, if you reduce your time in there, you do not only save water, but you’ll save electricity too – the water heater won’t have to work as hard. Also, turn off the water while you are lathering up.
In the Philippines, we have lots of rain, so take advantage of that. Collect as much rainwater as you can as you can use this to water your plants, wash your car, or wash down any part of your house. This will certainly get your water bill down.
Fix the Leaks
One leak around the house can waste tremendous amounts of water. If you have to call the plumber, the saving you gain later on could most likely far outweigh the plumber’s bill.
Using compost for your garden adds “insulation,” which helps keep water from evaporating from the soil on hot days like we do have all year. This lessens the need for watering. Also, compost naturally fertilizes your plants as well as neutralizes the soil for better plant growth. You save water, and you have healthier plants.
Don’t worry if you can’t do everything on the list. Just pick a few things to start with, and do more when you are able.