Water Conservation - Rockwall Style
In Rockwall, TX, plumbers are always asked for tips on how to conserve water. The city often runs water conservation warnings that include limiting sprinkler use among other things.
When we are asked for ways to conserve water, well over a hundred come to mind. Some of them are more practical than others, so we've narrowed it down to the top five ways to conserve every day. Each of these will help reduce your water consumption and lower your overall water bill.
- Limit the amount that you run your faucets. Fill up a pitcher of water to keep in the refrigerator when you want a cold drink. Fill a pan with water to wash fruits and vegetables instead of running them under the water.
- Set a timer when you use the shower. Cut a minute or two off your normal shower time to save over 150 gallons a month.
- Replace your toilet with a low flow model. This can save you up to 5 gallons per flush. Depending on the size of your family, this could mean tens of thousands of gallons a year. If you can't afford to replace, place a brick in the reservoir to reduce the amount of water used per flush.
- Install aerators on all faucets and low flow shower heads in every bathroom. This can save 100 gallons per faucet per month, and shower heads can save up to 750 gallons.
- Turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth, lathering your hair or shaving. This can save up to 500 gallons a month.
Once you have implemented these five strategies, our Rockwall plumbers think you will be more than mildly surprised at the reduction in your water bill.