Save Money and Water With These Tips

July 30, 2018

Less water use means lower water bills.

Filling up the kid’s pool for the umpteenth time, giving the dog a bath, watering the lawn, washing the car, water balloon fights...if this sounds exactly like the height of your summer activities you are not alone. Unfortunately, the influx of water usage outdoors combined with typical usage indoors can spike your water bill. Luckily there are ways to conserve water and save your money for more important things, like ice cream!

Meter It!

Looking at your water meter and tracking your usage might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to homeownership, but doing so can provide you with valuable insights such as possible leaks, water usage during weekday versus weekends and more. To learn more about water meters Checking your water meter is fairly easy and takes just minutes.

Water Only What is Needed!

It seems easy enough, but sprinkling your lawn, flowers or that new shrub can turn into a lot of wasted water if your sprinklers are not positioned correctly. Sprinklers can easily move out of place and before you know it you’ve been watering your fence for the last hour. Make sure you keep a watchful eye on where your sprinklers are and the reach.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Watering your garden, grass, and other areas of your landscaping should be done, if possible in the morning hours. Trying to set the alarm and get up before the temperatures rise is ideal because the humidity and temperatures are able to soak in the water. As the day progresses water evaporates quicker so morning watering could save water and money!

Low Flow Appliances

Consider Low Flow

Saving water isn’t just about outdoor use. Appliances have come a long way in terms of eco-friendliness, energy savings, and even some government incentives to make the switch. Some of these appliances can help save water which is a finite and valuable resource. If you are considering a bathroom remodel, switching to low-flow appliances is a great way to start!

Water Conservation Resources:

If you are looking for more ways that you reduce your water use, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Water Wise program is backed by regional research and offers tips for using less water in your home, when caring for your lawn, and even how to design a landscape so your yard retains more water during the dry season. Less water use means lower water bills.

Service Your Devices

Getting your appliances and devices regularly maintained can save you water and serious cash. Whether it’s checking for leaks or backflow testing, JTM Plumbing Service is an industry leader when it comes to quality service and value for the money. No job is too big or too small when it comes to protecting and maintaining your home. If you have a plumbing emergency, the experts at JTM Plumbing Service will be there in no time to take care of everything.

Water damage can be costly to repair so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone. Since 2004, JTM Plumbing Service has developed a sterling reputation as the plumbing contractors to rely on in the Gretna and Omaha areas. We offer top quality service at the most affordable prices in the area. Visit us today or call us 402-203-6193.


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