We know many people in the Austin area take pride in being “green” and eco-friendly, but the truth of the matter is that water conservation isn’t just an environmental issue. It’s also financial. When you save water, you save money on your utility bill. If you find your bill unusually high, your water consumption could be to blame. Check out a few of our easy tips to conserve water, as well as our money-saving tips, below.
- Fix dripping sinks and leaks. We know it’s not always the first thing on your list of priorities to attend to a dripping faucet or leak under the sink. But it’s important! Not only will handling these problems save water for consumption, it’ll also save you money. It’s estimated that one drip of water per second from a leaky pipe or faucet can add up to five gallons of wasted water per day, which adds up to significant monthly savings with prompt repairs.
- Time your showers. You may be surprised to find how much time you’re spending in the shower, but it really affects how much you spend on your water bill. Try setting a timer for 5-7 minutes for a month and note the difference in the amount of water you’re paying for. For even more savings, you can opt for a water-saving shower head.
- Turn off the sink! There are many daily actions that don’t require the sink to be running, and yet we often leave it on. Turning the sink off while you wash your hands and brush your teeth saves water for other uses. Filling the kitchen sink for a soak rather than letting the faucet run over dirty dishes will also save you money and the earth water!
For even more ways to conserve water and save money, call your local Austin, TX plumber at (512) 260-7889!