How to Lower Your Water Bill

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In addition to your electric bill that we discussed here, we’re going to talk about how you can save money on your water bill by making a few small changes to your lifestyle and routine.

Let’s take a look around your home, and see where you can make changes to help save on your water bill.

Kitchen
Your kitchen can be a huge water hog, by making a few changes you can save a lot of money on your water bill.

Dishwasher
Many might not realize it, but for the most part if you wash dishes by hand it takes up more water.
Only wash your dishes when the dishwasher is full.

No Pre-Rinsing Dishes
It’s important to scrape off food from the plates and let your dishwasher wash off the rest

Drink water from the fridge
Fill up a pitcher, to keep from letting the faucet run until the water is cold. This is another way to save on your water bill.

Heat Water on the Stove and in the microwave
This way you won’t waste water waiting for the tap to get hot.

Bathroom

The bathroom is just as much as a water waste as the kitchen is.

Switch to a Low-Flow Showerhead
Low flow shower heads use less water at 2.5 gallons per minute older models that are not low flow produce out as much as 5.5 gallons per minute. That’s a lot of water. By making this change you can reduce your water bill about 25-60%.

Try showering instead of taking a bath
It takes on average around 35 gallons of water to fill up a bathtub. Try switching up to taking a five minute shower with a low flow head and you can save about 22.5 gallons of water each time.

Turn off water while you brush or shave
Less water running this will equal to less water running and being used.

Replace Toilet Flapper
It’s important to try and replace the toilet flapper at least once a year, this will help to make sure there are no unwanted leaks.

Change to a Low-Flow toilet
When it’s time for you to replace your current toilet, try replacing it with a low-flow model that uses only 1.6 gallons per flush.

Laundry Room
The laundry room is another place that can cost you a ton of extra money on your water bill that it doesn’t have to be.

Wash full loads
You can save water and additional wear and tear on your machine by only washing full loads.

Upgrade your washing machine
A high efficiency washer is much more efficient than a regular washer.

With a few simple changes to your every day routines you can save a lot of money on your water bill.

Let us know what you think
Do you know any additional ways to help save on your water bill?