Easy, Effective Ways to Save Water at Home Haylen Group 1999 S. Bascom Ave Suite 700, Campbell, CA 95008 www.haylengroup.com
Target The Toilet Toilets account for nearly 40 percent of all the water used inside the home. If your toilet is more than 20 years old, it’s probably a conventional model that uses 3.5 to 5 or more gallons per flush. Consider replacing your older toilet with a low-flush model that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. If possible, opt for a dual-flush system that allows you to regulate the amount of water depending on your need. You will see a considerable drop in your water use, and you will recover the investment within a few years.
Switch The Showerhead Showers account for 20 percent of the water used in an average home. For less than $10, you can install a low-flow showerhead that halves your water usage during your shower. As an added bonus, a low-flow showerhead will decrease your electric or gas bill by reducing the amount of hot water you need to heat.
Install Aerators for Your Faucets Faucet aerators cut the flow of water much like low-flow showerheads. You can install them on kitchen and bathroom sinks to use up to 75 percent less water every time you wash dishes or brush your teeth. Faucet aerators cost only a few dollars and are easy to install.
Garden Intelligently Find drought-resistant plants such as cacti, flowers, succulents, and even herbs that will bring color to the outside of your home without draining your water supply. Many of these low-maintenance plants will also save you on time and the cost of fertilizer. If you can’t bear to part with your favorite thirsty plants, consider arranging your garden so that plants with similar water needs are planted together. That way you can concentrate the most water on areas that need it while saving on areas that don’t.
Cover The Pool Pools are not necessarily a waste of water as long as you cover them to prevent evaporation and keep the water level low to avoid splashing. If your pool is heated, lowering the temperature will also help to minimize evaporation. Once you’ve implemented all your new water-saving tricks, nothing will feel more luxurious than swimming in a large pool of precious water.
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