Alright, let’s be honest, we could all do a little better when it comes to conserving water. Between the nice, long hot showers and washing the dishes, most of us use hundreds of gallons of water every month. Not only is this water usage wasteful, but it can also end up costing you a pretty penny. We could all probably shorten up our showers a bit and try to use the dishwasher less often, but will this really make a difference? How can we conserve more water and save money on our water bills? Here are a few simple ways you can save a lot of water and money.
Get Rid of Leaky Faucets
A small drip from a worn faucet may not seem like it has much effect on your water usage, however, it wastes more water than you think. In fact, according to Earth Easy, a small drip from a faucet can actually waste 20 gallons of water per day. A larger leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day. Still think that leak doesn’t need to be repaired? We thought you would change your mind. Fortunately, your local plumbers in Long Island can help you quickly repair that leak.
Check Your Toilet for Leaks
Sometimes you can hear your water tank constantly refilling if your toilet has a leak. However, often times, toilet leaks can be very difficult to detect. Dedicated to providing sustainable living solutions, Earth Easy offers a simple, yet effective way of detecting a toilet leak. Simply add a couple of drops of food coloring in your toilet tank and if the color begins to appear in your toilet bowl within 30 minutes, then your toilet has a leak that should be repaired immediately.
Flush Less Water
By now, most of us have heard of “low flush” toilets and how they utilize significantly less water per flush. However, we understand that not everyone can afford to go out and replace all of their toilets. So, we have another solution that will help you conserve water. Fill two plastic water bottles with sand and water (be sure to screw the lids on) and set them at the bottom of your toilet tank. Ensure that they do not interfere with the operating mechanisms, as well. Through water displacement, this will help save 10 or more gallons of water per day.