Water is very essential to the home. Saving our supply means that we have plenty of water to utilize so it needs to be spent wisely, Often people ignore that water should be conserved so here are some water saving tips that we can share with you.

1.       Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning.

2.       See to it that your home is leak-free, because many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used.

3.       Repair dripping faucets. If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system.

4.       Check for toilet tank leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear within 30 minutes without flushing. Check the toilet for worn out , corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. ( Flush as soon as test is done, since food coloring may stain tank.)

5.       Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in the trash rather than the toilet.

6.       If the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.

7.       Take shorter showers. Use the minimum amount of water needed for a bath by closing the drain first and filling the tub only 1/3 full.

8.       Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face.

9.       Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.

10.   Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the lower compartment (non-freezer section) of the refrigerator.

11.   Kitchen sink disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Start a compost pile as an alternative method of disposing food waste instead. Garbage disposals also can add 50% to the volume of solids in a septic tank which can lead to malfunctions and maintenance problems.

12.   Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning.

13.   See to it that your home is leak-free, because many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used.

14.   Repair dripping faucets. If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system.

15.   Check for toilet tank leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear within 30 minutes without flushing. Check the toilet for worn out, corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. ( Flush as soon as test is done, since food coloring may stain tank.

16.   Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in the trash rather than the toilet.

17.   If the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.

18.   Take shorter showers. Use the minimum amount of water needed for a bath by closing the drain first and filling the tub only 1/3 full.

19.   Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face.

20.   Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.

21.   Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the lower compartment ( non-freezer section) of the refrigerator.

22.   Kitchen sink disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Start a compost pile as an alternative method of disposing food waste instead. Garbage disposals also can add 50% to the volume of solids in a septic tank which can lead to malfunctions and maintenance problems.

 

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