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water filter or other type of drinking water system could actually be wasting water right in your home. Using our state-of-the-art technology and following some of these easy-to-do tips will help you save water inside of your home and outside, too.
Inside your home, you can start by taking shorter showers, fewer baths, using less water in the bathroom in general and immediately fix leaks. If your toilet has a leak, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water every day. That would be like flushing your toilet more than 50 times for no reason! Try this experiment: test for leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak! Another neat idea is to put a bucket in the shower while you’re waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.
There are also some things you can do outside which will conserve water too. For example, using a broom to sweep dirt and leaves and not use the hose. You will no doubt need to cut back on how often and how much you water your landscape, but for many people they may not know when to water their plants optimally and this, too, can create the issue of using more water than necessary. Experts suggest watering your yard in the early morning or late evening when it’s cool outside. Watering when it’s hot and sunny is wasteful because most of the water evaporates before the plants have time to drink it.
In addition to saving on your water bill, you can feel good knowing that you’re doing your part to conserve water. The state is in dire need of protecting water sources and simply cutting back. Some industries need water to thrive, but as a consumer we can certainly all do a better job of saving water. If you have a drinking water system in your home, be sure to use one which will require smaller amounts of water to do the trick. Household water consumption is one of the easiest ways to consume water in a short amount of time, especially in such desperation.