Hot summer days usually cause an increase in water usage. That has the potential to drive up your water bill. Here are a few tips to conserve water, and reduce your bill.
Take Quick Showers
According to experts, reducing your shower time by just three minutes will save you hundreds of gallons of water each month. That level of conservation will have a major impact on your water bill. Another way to save would be to turn the water off while you use soap and shampoo. The when you’re ready to rinse off, turn the water back on.
Fix Leaks and Drips
A dripping faucet or shower head can be annoying, and expensive in the long run. Make sure you properly turn off all your faucets to prevent any drips. If you see or hear your shower or sink dripping, it may be in need of repair. Smaller jobs can be done yourself, but if you’re not sure what to do, call a professional.
Use a Car Wash
Instead of washing your car in your driveway, go to a car wash. You’ll be saving on your bill and getting a thorough cleaning. Try this out and see if you notice a difference on your water bill. The amount of money you save might outweigh the convenience of washing your car at home.
Keep a Taller Lawn
If you hydrate your lawn with sprinklers or a hose, you won’t have to water it as often with taller grass. Change the height on your lawn mower to a slightly higher setting. This will still leave you with a nice looking lawn, and shade the soil and roots to keep moisture longer. Not needing to water your lawn as frequently will build up your savings.
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