Easy Ways to Cut Back on Wasted Water

If you’re concerned about conservation, water likely is one of the areas in which you could cut consumption.

There are several ways to save water, and there are also ways to recycle it. Older homes will score poorly in this regard, but there are steps you can take to reduce water waste over the long haul.

Capture Water

You can capture water by setting a pan underneath your strainer when you’re rinsing vegetables or while you’re waiting for your water to get hot. Use this water for your garden or potted plants inside.

Additionally, placing a barrel under your downspout will catch water for irrigation purposes or for washing your car.

Use Low-Flow Fixtures

Installing fixtures that regulate the flow of water is an effective way to save. Newer showerheads with the WaterSense label significantly less water, while performing just as well as conventional showerheads.

Fix Leaks

Maybe you’ve ignored that dripping faucet so long you no longer notice it. However, even the smallest leaks waste a tremendous amount of water. Fixing these leaks can save up to 10 percent on your water bill.

Install a Dual Flush Toilet

If you have an older toilet, it’s likely you’re wasting water with every flush. Newer models are required to use less water, but a dual flush toilet can save even more. These toilets effectively have two buttons. The first option is intended for liquid waste, and it can cut water use per flush by 50% over low-flow toilets. The second option is for more heavy-duty needs.

Expert Plumbing Repair in Austin

Bottom line: S & D Plumbing is happy to explain more about the water-saving features of modern plumbing fixtures and help you come up with a plan to curb your water use. To schedule an appointment, call us today.

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