Fortunately, we live in a part of the world where we have plenty of water, so we don’t realize how important is to save water. Moreover, you need to know that water is a major cause of global warming. As such, if you are thinking about saving water at home, you should also know that you will save money on your utility bills.
Today, it’s quite easy to save water and people can do this thing without any special effort. In order to help you, we have gathered some easy ways to save water.
Save water while washing yourself
It’s very important to know that you can conserve water while you are washing. For example, when you are brushing your teeth, you can turn off the tap water and you will save up to 200 gallons per month. The same thing it’s also happened when you are washing your hands. You can turn off the water while you are scrubbing your face and hands, and you can save at least 7 gallons of water per day. Moreover, you can save plenty of water when you take a shower.
Actually, for a normal bath you may use up to 70 gallons of water, but if you choose to install an efficient showerhead, you can use only 20-30 gallons of water. Nowadays, most homeowners are using these water-saving low-flow shower heads, because they are very efficient and easy to install.
Save water while cooking and washing dishes
By using an efficient dishwasher, you can use only 5 gallons of water, while hand washing can use up to 15 gallons of water per day. Make sure you run the dishwasher, only if it’s full. On the other hand, if you don’t have a dishwasher, you still can save some water, only if you fill the sink with water and you wash all the dishes at once, instead of washing dishes one-by-one. Furthermore, if you are a passionate cooker you surely know that you can wash fruits and vegetables in a pan filled with water instead of a running faucet. Moreover, if you are thinking about boiling food, you can use water just to cover it. By using less water while boiling vegetables, they will also preserve nutrients and flavor.