Residential Water Conservation

Conserving water in your home is much easier than you think. By taking just a few simple steps, you can save water and decrease your water bill!

The first step to cutting your water usage is to locate leaks – check sinks, showers, outdoor spigots, toilets, and any other water source in your home. Even small leaks can potentially waste several gallons of water a day and potentially cause severe damage to your home. So get those leaks repaired immediately! Another simple way to save water is to use water-saving devices such as low-flush/low-flow toilets and water-saving shower heads.

There are, of course, other simple things you can do that require minimal effort on your part with maximum savings.  You can, for example, take shorter showers, only run your dishwasher and washer with full loads, and shut the faucet off while you brush your teeth or scrub pots and pans clean.  All of these suggestions require minimal investment and can have a significant impact on your water bill.

If you’re serious about water conservation and you’re willing to invest some money initially, it is worth purchasing a water softener system. While there is some up front cost, the savings will quickly make the softener pay for itself. You’ll find that you don’t need as much water to get things clean when you have soft water. Soft water enables you to use less detergent for your clothes and dishes. It also helps to reduce energy and heating bills because, with soft water, you don’t need to use hot water to get clothes and dishes clean – cool will suffice! Wear and tear on other appliances in your home can also be greatly reduced with soft water, which means you can save money in maintenance and repair costs. Put simply, it’s economical in more ways than one!

Whether you want to conserve water to help your wallet or save the environment, these quick and easy steps will take you there!