Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home
As the fall season takes hold, many people stay home increasing meal preparation and water use. Following just a few tips can help you avoid an unexpectedly high water bill.
- Rinse any vegetables or fruits in a pan filled with water rather than rinsing them under running water. When your sink is running, 4 gallons of water are used per minute.
- Put food scraps in the composting bin or garbage rather than disposing down your garbage disposal.
- Be sure to only run your dishwasher when it is totally full. Dishwashers can use up to 12 gallons of water, and running it at less than full capacity will also waste energy.
- Like your dishwasher, be sure to only run your washer and dryer when they are also at full capacity to reduce the cost of both energy and water.
- When you are washing dishes, try to fill up one sink basin with soapy water for soaking your dishes, and fill up the second basin to about ½ capacity for rinsing your dishes. Try to avoid allowing water to run continuously when washing your dishes.
- Installing water efficient shower heads, toilets, and faucets is a great investment that can save you substantially on your annual water bill.
Putman & Sons Plumbing has extensive experience with installing water efficient plumbing systems. If you are interested in scheduling an installation or if you have any questions at all, contact Putman & Sons Plumbing today.