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How to Save Water (and Money)

Conserving water is a great way to reduce costs while doing something positive for the environment. Here are four easy ways to save water and lower your utility bill!

Check for leaks. It is important to confirm that your home’s water-supply system does not have any hidden leaks. Check the toilets, faucets and dishwashers for any issues. Be sure to call a licensed plumber to fix the problem as soon as possible, as it could save you a great deal of money in the end!

Wash full loads of laundry. Most high-efficiency washing machines use up to 30 gallons of water per load, and older washers use up to 45 gallons. Rather than running small loads of laundry, consider running fuller loads to consolidate your water use.

Use the dishwasher. It requires more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to wash them in the dishwasher. According to National Geographic, you use 35% less water by running a full load in the dishwasher! When you are rinsing your dishes before they go in, don’t run the tap. Instead, fill up a container with water and rinse off all the excess from your dishes with that.

Go to the car wash. Instead of using a garden hose to wash your car, visit a car wash that recycles its water. In addition, parking outside when it rains will help keep your vehicle reasonably clean, and reduce the number of washings needed!

In the spirit of saving money, consider upgrading your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking with SeaComm. As a Benefits Plus® member, you will have access to a variety of savings on retail, restaurant, entertainment, and travel purchases. You will also receive daily credit bureau monitoring, cellular care coverage, emergency roadside services, and much more! Click here for more information, or visit your nearest SeaComm branch location to enroll.

For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.

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