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Tips for Saving Water at Home



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As water goes down the drain, so does your money.  Many people use a lot more water than they need.  There are many different techniques that you can employ in order to save water, and many of these are very easy and do not take a lot of effort at all.  The following are tips for saving water at home.

Drip drip drip. 

Many faucets in many homes leak.  Every drip that goes down is a waste, and yet some people do not take the time to stop it.  Make sure that you do not have leaky faucets.  Although a drip might just seem like a drip, over time, those drips do accumulate and it can add up substantially.  When you turn off the water, make sure that you do so completely, and that no water is coming out.  You might want to check all of your faucets to be sure that none of them are having a problem.

Do not take long showers

Some people just stay in the shower forever.  These can be nice, but they can let a lot of water run out.  You may want to try to limit your shower time if you feel that you are using too much water.  In addition, some people turn on their showers before they are actually ready to go into the shower.  Try not to do that.  You want to only turn it on when you need it.

Use outside car washes instead of washing it yourself

You can use a lot of water when you give your own car a car wash by your home.  If you want to use up less water at home, then you could consider bringing your car somewhere to get it washed instead of doing it on your own.  Some professional car washes have techniques for not using too much water, and this can help.

Try to maximize your washes and not use more water than is necessary

When you are using your washing machine, try to maximize the space.  Do not run an entire load for just a few things if you can help it.  Also, make sure that you adjust the water level accordingly.  Most washers will allow you to choose different levels of water based on the amount of clothes in the machine – make sure that you change this if you need to.  It would be quite the waste to have it set for the highest level if the smallest level would have been sufficient for the amount of clothes that you had in there.

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