Tips to help you reduce water bills
Reducing your house water bill may not be one of the most effective ways to save money, but it also adds up if you're not careful. American Water Works Association is the body that is in charge of water infrastructure in the United States.
It also engages in upgrading and improvements of both domestic and public water systems. The cost of creating, maintaining and upgrading these systems is in the long run passed to the consumers. Therefore, it is wise for all residents to cut down their water bills. Especially with summer around the corner, it is time to be efficient and careful with water usage.
The following are some of the best ways that can help you to reduce water bills at your home.
1.Taking shorter showers
Taking four minutes less in the bathroom can help you save more than 350 gallons of water monthly. This saving translates to a saving of about $9 in a month. It means that if you focus on taking a quick shower, you are likely to save more money that can be pushed to other expenses such as electricity and gas. If your household hosts a family of 4 or more, keep this in mind.
2. Keep water taps closed when brushing your teeth or shaving
Leaving the water running while you brush your teeth or shave your beards is a complete water wastage. You need to try as much as possible not to make this mistake. Learn to fill a cup of water and use it for brushing teeth or dipping your razor during shaving.
3.Practice storing cold water in the fridge
Make it a habit of filling a pitcher or two of water in your fridge. It becomes even more water saving when you use a pitcher that has an attached water filter. By doing this, you abandon the habit of letting water to run so that you can get a cup of cold water, especially during hot days.
4.Abstain from hand-washing your dishes
You can save a lot of water when washing dishes if you use a dishwasher. Research shows that one saves 1/6 of water when you incorporate a dishwasher. Learn also to stop rinsing utensils on a running tap. Fill up a container and use it to rinse off your dishes.
5.Low-flow tap and shower heads installation
Installing shower and tap heads that allow a low flow of water when showering or washing dishes can help you reduce as much as 50% of the water that you use. This reduces water wastage and in return saves money.