8 Household Ways To Conserve Water
As a homeowner it’s always good to be environmental friendly. Doing so helps make a positive impact while also hopefully saving a few bucks along the way. One great way on being environmentally friendly is conserving water. Stonybrook Water does our part by providing residents and businesses with a clean, and energy efficient water source. Fresh filtered water doesn’t have to come through water bottles or water jugs. It can come straight through your water lines. Along with having a Stonybrook Water filtration system there are more environmentally conscious things you can do in order to save water around the house. It’s easier than you think but can honestly make a huge difference.
- Turn off your faucet while brushing teeth: People often let their faucets run when they are brushing their teeth. Turn off the faucet when you’re brushing until it is rinse time!
- Turn off your faucet while washing your hands: This is very similar to the previous point made. Try turning off the faucet while you are cleaning your hands.
- Cut back on your showers: Some older showerheads use up to 5 gallons of water per minute. Instead of just standing and taking your time in the shower, try to shorten things up a bit.
- Use Full Washing Machine & Dishwasher Loads: If you are washing dishes or your clothes, try to make sure they are fully used. Empty space means that water is just getting wasted.
- Keep an eye on your water bill for leaks: It can sometimes be difficult to notice leaks but keep an eye out for them. Additionally if you see an unexpected jump in your bill this could mean an underlying leak has occurred.
- Water efficient fixtures: Plenty of fixtures and appliances have water efficient options. Look for faucets, toilets, shower heads, and dishwashers that can save water.
- Hand Water your plants: One of the first things local water municipalities request is a water ban for sprinklers. If you hand water your plants, you will tend to use much less water.
- Water your garden in the early morning or late afternoon: Try not to water mid-day, as much of the water will evaporate before your plants get a good drink!