Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tips on Lowering Your Water Bill

During the summer my water bill always goes way up.  The kiddie pool, sprinkler, watering the garden all contribute to the increase.  We have actually gotten quite a bit of rain so that has helped my garden and deck plants.  Collecting rain water to use later to water your garden or flowers is a great way to cut back on water costs.  Here are some more ways to help keep your water bill low.

*Use your dishwasher. When filled properly it uses less water then hand washing.
*Don't pre-wash your dishes.
*Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
*Install faucet aerators. This screws onto the bottom of your faucet to reduce water flow.
*Keep drinking water in the fridge then it is already cold and you don't have to wait to let the water get cold.
*Use a low-flow shower head.
*Take showers instead of baths.
*Shorten your shower time.
*Turn off water while brushing your teeth.
*Check sinks and toilets for leaks.
*Wear your clothes more than once.
*Wash only full loads of laundry.
*Collect rain water for plants.
*If you have a wading pool for your kids, instead of dumping the water when it gets yucky use this water for your garden and flowers.

Feel free to share any other suggestions.

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