5 Ways To Save On Your Water Bill

Homeowner Tip

Whether you are doing it to save the earth or simply to free up more money in your budget each month, here are 5 ways to reduce your water bill.

Replace Your Showerhead:  One of the simplest things you can do is replace your existing showerhead with one that has a lower flow rate.  By changing from a 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) to a 2 gpm showerhead, a family of 3 could decrease their daily water output by 15 gallons.  Plus, when you have less water to heat, you not only lower your water bill but your energy bill too.

Take Shorter Showers:  Simply shaving off even one or two minutes can lead to impressive savings.  Aim for a 5-minute shower!

Turn Your Faucets Off: Are you allowing the water to run while you wash your hands, brush your teeth, shave, or rinse the dinner dishes?  All that unused water adds up! 

Store Cold Water In the Fridge:  Fill up a pitcher or two of water and store in your refrigerator instead of running the tap and waiting for the water to cool each time you want a cold glass of water.

Run Full Loads Of Dishes And Laundry:  Running the dishwasher or the washing machine only when you have full loads will save water, and therefore, your bill will show a savings.  Did you know it takes more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to wash them in the dishwasher?  So, load it up!



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