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Conserving Water At Home: How to maximize it?

There are two main reasons why you may want to conserve water at home:

  • Reduce Your Energy Bill

Water costs money. You’ll have a water consumption charge, a standing charge, and even a unit charge. All of these things add up and the less water you use the lower your bill should be.  This is a good thing!

  • Help The Environment

Water also has an impact on the environment. One of the biggest factors is wastewater and the damage it can do to the environment if it is polluted.
For many people, this is a good enough reason to conserve water.
But how do you g about conserving water?

Contact A Plumber

The first thing you need to do is contact a  Plumber in Sydney and ask them to assess your home. They’ll be able to tell you the flow rate, energy efficiency, and age of your appliances. This can help you to decide whether it is worth replacing all or some of them.
Of course, you’ll have to offset the cost of replacing with the savings you’ll make.  But at least this will give you all the information you need.
You can also do the following:

Reduce Showers

Reducing your shower from 10 minutes to8 will make a huge difference to your water usage. The average shower uses between 12-22 liters of water a minute. Just reducing your shower by 2 minutes will save you up to 44 liters of water a day.
Multiply that up by the weeks and months and you’ll be amazed at how much that is per year.

Turn Off The Faucet

The next thing to do is turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth, shaving or even washing your hands. If you’re not actually using the water turn it off and then turn it on when you need it.
The saving may seem small but it will add up.

Don’t Flush

You don’t actually need to flush your toilet every time you use it. Of course, you’ll want to flush if you’ve got solid waste but you can flush every 3-5 visits with liquid waste without any loss of hygiene.
In addition, you should look at getting a toilet and other appliances that use less water.  

Stop Leaks

Finally, it can seem obvious but you should stop the leaks in your home.
If you’re not sure whether you have any leaks then turn off all your appliances and check the water meter. Wait for 30-60 minutes and check it again. If the reading has changed you have a water leak.
All you have to do then is trace it and fix it. That’s a process that can be more complicated than it sounds, you may even need professional help.
But, it can also save you a small fortune every year.
Once you start conserving water and see your bills start to drop, you’ll be hooked and looking for as many savings as you can.

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