Water conservation is not only good for the environment, it's also good for your wallet. And if you live in certain states experiencing drought, it's in everyone's best interest for you to learn how. It can seem overwhelming - are you supposed to buy new fixtures, change habits or find some other option? However, even the smallest efforts add up fast. Let's have a look at some simple ways to save water.
Call a plumber for a check-up
One of the biggest ways you might be wasting water is through a leak you don't know about. This can cost thousands of dollars a year, and can waste a truly staggering amount of water. Call your local plumber to let him or her have a look at your house's pipes and fixtures to detect any leaks you may be dealing with unaware. Fixing leaks can help you conserve water and lead to significant savings.
Look into more efficient fixtures
If you like your showers long and luxurious sometimes - and who doesn't? - the idea of buying an efficient shower head may sound really dreary. You'll be happy to know newer efficient models still deliver great water pressure while using fewer resources. A new shower head is pretty easy to install, but call a plumber if you get stuck. Your plumber can help you choose and install the best water-saving fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom – and help you find other ways to conserve water that won't cramp your style.
Work on habits
You may need to give up those lengthy daily showers if you're committed to using less water, and live with a little brown grass in the summer instead of constantly running the sprinklers. You can also make little changes, like brushing your teeth with the water off and rinsing your razor with a quick blast from the faucet instead of constantly running a faucet while you shave. Both of these habits use as much water in a day as many third-world humans use in a week! They're mild inconveniences to you and your family, but they're also simple ways to conserve water.