Conserving Water in your Own Home

February 8, 2017

Did you know that the average American household uses about 400 gallons of water every day?

Did you know that the average American household uses about 400 gallons of water every day? Water usage and how to cut back on it is a global issue and topic of conversation - especially in areas susceptible to droughts. Companies all over the nation are doing what they can to help save water. But what can you do? Below you’ll find a few easy tips on how you can cut back on water usage around your home!

Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth

Did you know that water comes out of your faucet at approximately 2.5 gallons per minute? That’s a lot of water! Prevent wasting that water by turning it off after you wet your brush, and not turning it back on again until you have to rinse it off.

Cut your showers short

This one may seem pretty obvious, but it’s a huge way to reduce the water usage in your home! Old shower heads can use up to 5 gallons of water per minute, so make sure to shorten up your showers for some serious savings.

Choose efficient fixtures

More and more appliance companies are adding eco-friendly products to their inventory, and helping save water is a huge design factor! Investing in low-flow toilets, efficient shower heads, and opting for a Water Sense related dishwasher and washing machine are just a few ideas for you.

Head to the car wash

If you’re feeling compelled to wash your car, head to a car wash that recycles their water instead of washing it yourself in your driveway. A standard garden hose uses about 10 gallons of water a minute, meaning you’d use 100 gallons for only a 10 minute car wash! If you’re really set on washing your car yourself, make sure you’re using an automatic shutoff nozzle on your hose, this can save up to 70 gallons of water.

Water your plants in the morning

By changing the time you water your outdoor plants, you can save a ton of water. Mornings are cooler in temperature, meaning you’ll lose less water to evaporation. Watering your plants in the morning also means that they’ll have access to the water all day long, allowing them to cope with the heat better.

If you have old appliances you’re looking to replace for newer, more energy efficient ones, please contact JTM Plumbing today at 402-203-6193, or visit our website. We’d love to help answer any questions you may have!

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