With the temperatures sometimes reaching triple digits in the summertime, the need to conserve water becomes more and more critical. Not only is conserving water beneficial to the environment but is also helpful to your pocket with utility bill costs.
Here are a few tips and tricks to save water during the warmest part of the year:
Water At Appropriate Times
It may seem like a no-brainer, but water evaporates faster when the sun is high. By watering your landscapes in the morning or at night, water evaporation loss is at a minimum and conserving water is higher. It is also important not to water with windy conditions but at times that the water can travel and likely stay in the soil.
Turn Off The Faucet When You Brush Your Teeth
Instead of letting the tap run when brushing your teeth, did you know that you could save up to 8 gallons of water per day by turning it off? Assuming that you brush your teeth once in the morning and once at night, you could be saving nearly 3,000 gallons a year. This is one of the easiest ways to conserve water in your home.
Wait For A Full Load Of Laundry Or Dishes
Try to delay running your washing machine and/or dishwasher until you have a full load. In doing so, you limit the number of times you run the machine. This will not only save you money but can also save an average family nearly 300 gallons of water annually.
Recycle Water From Your Home
Being aware of how much water you use daily can help incentivize those around you to conserve more. Many people leave unfinished drinking water from leftover water bottles and drinking glasses that goes down the drain. Even leftover water from pet dishes or steaming foods can get wasted too. Using that leftover water for something like your plants and flowers around your house is one easy way to be less wasteful.
Go Forth And SAVE!
Conserving water doesn’t need to be complicated. With these easy tips and tricks, you too can eliminate the amount of water you waste on a daily basis and hopefully put a little bit more back into your pocket.