Conserving water is tantamount to reducing energy usage as well. The process that it takes for clean water to come out of your taps can be energy-intensive. To start you off with this worthwhile initiative, here are some tips:
Load the Dishwasher and Washing Machine Fully
Cut the number of times you wash dishes and clothes, and you’ll save plenty of water in the process with each bulk load. To get this habit rolling, schedule specific times to do those chores and stick to it.
Install Rainwater Tanks
Installing rainwater tanks in Australia is a feasible measure to lessen the volume of water you’ll draw out from the taps. You can use the collected rainwater for your garden, toilet or when cleaning the house.
Invest in Water-Efficient Appliances
Water-efficient showerheads are shown to reduce water consumption by as much as 40%. Now, imagine the amount of water you can save when you use water-efficient urinals, dishwasher, washing machine and taps. Check the water rating label to help you choose between products.
Tend Your Garden Wisely
If you have a garden, there are many steps you can employ to conserve water. For one, choose drought-resistant plants. You can also apply some mulch to prevent excessive evaporation of water. And instead of a garden hose, use a watering can instead to water your plants.
Fix Leaks and Dripping Taps Immediately
A leaking pipe is such a water-waster. Even a slow-dripping tap can waste as much as 10,000 litres of water in a year. So if you notice these issues at home, strive to fix them promptly.
If you’re serious about conserving water, it should be as personal as it can get. There are practices that will contribute to this end. For instance, turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth—you can save as much as 6 litres of water per minute with this habit alone. You can also try cutting short your shower time as well.
Doing your part in this initiative will not only help you cut down your bills, but it will also help reduce the strain on stormwater drainage system and lessen run-offs and flood volume.