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How can I save water around the home?

By June 15, 2023No Comments

Are you looking at ways to reduce water usage around your home? Below are a few tips on how to save water around your home.

1. Fix leaks
Check all taps, pipes, and toilets for leaks and repair them immediately. A leaking tap that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 10,000 litre of water per year.

2. Install water-efficient fixtures
Install low-flow or flow restricting shower heads, taps, and toilets. This can save thousands of litres of water per year.

3. Take shorter showers
Take shorter showers and turn off the water while you soap up or shave. This can help save a significant amount of water per shower.

4. Collect and reuse water
Collect and reuse the water that you use for washing fruits and vegetables or for rinsing dishes. You can use this water to water plants or for other non-potable uses.

5. Water plants wisely
Water plants early in the morning or in the evening when the sun is not at its peak. This can help reduce water loss due to evaporation.

6. Use a broom instead of a hose
When it comes to cleaning outside areas, use a broom to sweep away dust and dirt rather than using a hose. This reduces water wastage.

7. Use a dishwasher
Using a dishwasher can be more water-efficient than washing dishes by hand, as long as you only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

8. Don’t over-water your gardens
Over-watering your gardens or lawns can waste a lot of water. Only water your lawn when it needs it and use a flow restricted sprinkler.

These are just a few tips on how to save water around the home. By being mindful of your water usage, you can reduce your water bill and help conserve this precious resource.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact North Shore Plumbing Group on [email protected].

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