13 Tips to Save Water and Money by Saving Water and Energy
In these challenging times when local utilities are not investing in water infrastructure piping. Preferring to spend on vanity projects instead caused rises in rates and water fees. You can protect yourself from water restrictions or in the worst cases no water or not being able to water gardens.
Water Saving Tips
Water Meters Save Water
Fitting a water meter will give you the incentive to reduce your water consumption as you will get a bill for just the water you consume. If you are not a big water user this should be less than the standard charge for water. What gets measured gets managed.
Water-saving tips often save hot water and energy also. If you consume water in small quantities, then we recommend you get a water meter. With the help of a water meter, you will only pay for the water consumed and not at the standard rate.
If we can save water we can reduce pipe sizes, reduce treatment costs, reduce the energy to pump it and at the other end treat it after use.
Tips to Save Water
- Run your dishwasher only when it’s full
- Turn your taps off properly and repair dripping taps
- Store drinking water in the fridge instead of running the tap cold.
- Fit a stormwater collection tank. We have one on special, 200 litres for $199 fitted to an adjacent downpipe.
- Connect the stormwater collection tank to the toilet cisterns, and washing machine.
- Connect the stormwater collection tank to garden hose taps.
- Fit a water-saving shower rose and no it does not have to mean it dribbles out, the volume is less but the pressure is the same.
- Make sure the hot water cylinder is not overflowing water.
- Check for leaking piping under the house.
- Run the washing machine on cold. Sometimes you will need to run it on hot to dissolve soap build-up.
- Lower your water pressure by fitting a limiting valve.
- Fit water flow controllers to some taps like in basins.
- Make the kids use a timer when in the shower set to 5 minutes.
- Turn taps off while you shave, and brush your teeth.Save Water and Save Energy.
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