Put an End to Rising Water Bills with these 4 Tips and Tricks
There is no time like the present to start thinking about the future. House, kids, travel, whatever it is that you’ve been dreaming of, now is the time to start saving for it. There are many ways to cut back on spending.
Making coffee at home, packing a lunch, and carpooling to name a few. Now you can add cutting down on your water bill to the list of ways to save this year by following these four easy tips and tricks!
Shower Instead of Taking Baths
Cutting down on your water bill doesn’t have to be complicated. Something as easy as switching to showers instead of baths will save you tremendously on your water usage.
Taking a ten-minute shower over a bath reduces your water usage by 16 gallons per wash. A typical bath uses about 36 gallons of water, compared to 20 gallons for a ten-minute shower. That’s an impressive difference and can add some cash into your pocket at the end of the day.
Take Your Car to a Carwash
Become an eco-friendly money saver by taking your car to the car wash instead of washing it at home. Home car washes waste a ton of water and can rack up your water bill through the roof.
An average at home car wash uses up to 120 gallons of water. That’s per car by the way folks, so if you have two vehicles, you could be doubling that number.
So shake up the Sunday morning ritual, and take a drive through Reading, PA in search for your new local car wash. Then take yourself out to lunch with the money you saved.
Check Your Home for Leaks
Become your very own home inspector, and start checking for leaks today. A dripping faucet may not seem like a big deal right now, but a dripping faucet for eight months will be.
Household leaks can increase your water usage anywhere from 2,000 – 20,000 gallons annually. Bye bye savings fund. Not to mention huge leaks can do huge damage.
Shut off all the water inside and outside the home for 15 minutes. Don’t use any water between that time, and make sure you record the meter reading at the beginning and end of the 15 minutes. If there is a spike in the reading, you may need to get a professional plumber in to check for leaks.
Use Greywater to Water Your Plants
Another environmentally friendly way to save on your water bill is to use greywater to water your plants. This method is great for saving water, and the plants love it.
Grey water is gently used water from your home, usually coming for the tubs, sinks, and washing machines. Simply place a bucket under running water to catch excess, or scoop bath water out after a bath.
Start putting these tips and tricks into practice now, and you’ll be saving money in no time.