Summer Water Saving Tips
Summer time means hot weather and increased water usage. While it's important to stay hydrated in the summer sun, it's also important to save water where we can.
In this blog post, we will discuss some easy ways to conserve water during the summer months. Follow these tips and you'll be able to save money on your water bill while keeping cool!
Upgrade to High-Efficiency or Low-Flow Appliances
One way to save water is to upgrade your appliances to high-efficiency or low-flow models. This is a great long-term investment that will save water (and money) all year round.
If you can't replace all of your appliances at once, focus on the ones that use the most water first:
- Water heater
- Washing machine
- Ice maker
- Faucets & water fixtures
Be Mindful of Your Water Use
In addition to upgrading your appliances, it's important to be mindful of your water usage in general. This means turning the faucet off while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, and using less water when watering your plants.
Ways to Conserve Water Outdoors
In the summertime, we tend to use more water outdoors for activities like gardening, swimming, and washing our cars. Here are a few ways to conserve water outdoors:
- Water your plants in the morning or evening when it's cooler outside and there is less evaporation.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or patio.
- Install drought-tolerant plants in your garden.
- Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation.
Some additional tips for saving water are to:
- Fix any leaks in your home as soon as possible.
- Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when they are full.
- Recycle grey water to water plants.
- Collect rainwater in a rain barrel to use for watering plants later on.
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