Simple Ways to Cut Your Household Water Usage

Reduce water usage

Water Usage Advice from our Water Treatment Experts at Great Water.

If you are smart about your water usage, you can save on your water bills and still get things done. The following tips can help you reduce the amount of water you use, and that is good for you, your family, your neighbors and the earth.

Check for Water Leaks.

.   Turn the faucet off and place an empty glass underneath. Wait 15-20 minutes and check the glass for water.

.   Place a bit of food coloring in your toilet tank. Check the bowl in 15 minutes. If you see colored water in the bowl, your toilet has a leak that should be repaired right away

.   Wait until you know you will not be using any water for a two hour period. Check your water meter, wait two hours and check it again. If the readings are different, you have a leak.

.   Check for leaks around hose couplings every time you water the lawn or garden.

Monitor Your Household Water Usage Habits.

.   Your toilet bowl is not a trash can. Using the toilet to flush cigarette butts and other debris is a huge water waster.

.   Replace your thirsty showerheads and faucets with low-flow models and aerators..

.   Wet your toothbrush and turn off the water until you are ready to rinse.

.   Cut your shower time by a few minutes .You will save a lot of water and stay just as clean.

.   Shut off the water in the shower while you lather up your hair.

.   Always wait until you have a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine

.   Turn the water off when washing dishes by hand. Use only enough water to get the dishes wet, then shut the water off while you scrub

.   Keep a reusable water bottle in the fridge instead of running water until it is cold.

Reducing Water Usage Outside the House.

.   Choose drought-resistant shrubs, trees and plants. This simple change can cut your outdoor water usage in half.

.   Keep the cover on your swimming pool, spa or hot tub to reduce water loss due to evaporation.

.   Put mulch around trees and shrubs to reduce water runoff.

.   Water your garden during the early morning. Watering during the heat of the day means more evaporation, and it could burn your plants.

.   Use a water nozzle when washing your car instead of letting the water run.

.   Use a broom to clean your sidewalk and driveway instead of relying on the hose

Contact Us at Great Water for a specialist water trreatment advice 01932 245 783.