Have you noticed a rise in your water bill? It can be difficult to track down the money leak in the system, especially with dishwashers, laundry machines and showers in every household. With just a few minor adjustments, you can save your money from going down the drain. Here are five ways you can save money on your water bill.
Take Shorter Showers
Taking shorter showers will drastically cut costs in your water bill. On average, 2.5 gallons of water is saved for every minute you cut off a shower. So, taking a five minute shower instead of a ten minute shower will save 12.5 gallons of water! In addition to shortening shower time, consider installing a low flow shower head which will assist in water conservation.
Dishwashers And Laundry Machines
While hand washing dishes may seem quicker, leaving the tap running for long periods of time will raise your water bill. Running a dishwasher is much more cost efficient when it comes to saving water. Instead of running dishwashers and laundry machines half full, run them full and less often, consider skipping the rinse cycle too.
Make sure to inspect your appliances for leaks, not only will leaks damage flooring and walls but they’ll put a dent in your water bill after a while. Checking under and behind refrigerators, washers and dryers, and sinks for drips will save you money in the long run.
Composting And Rainwater
Running a garbage disposal properly requires excess water to be used, but using a compost bin for food scraps will save gallons of water at a time. While saving water, compost bins also provide good nutrients for gardening soil. Collecting rainwater will also cut down the water bill by using natural resources to water flower beds and gardens.
Mowing The Lawn
During the summer months, consider leaving your lawn a little longer. Leaving your lawn around 2” in height will allow the roots to hold moisture longer, which means the lawn won’t require as much water. You can save money and time by leaving your lawn a bit longer.
Saving water on your water bill has never been easier. By simply checking around sinks and toilets, you can eliminate extra hidden costs. When you run your dishwasher and laundry loads on full, it will save you gallons of water at a time. Using compost bins and rain water barrels will benefit the environment and save money!
If you think your water bill problem is being caused by a leaky sink or toilet, contact us today! Call us at (612) 326-0013!