Earth Day Water Conservation Tips
It's Earth Day! Want to do your part to conserve water? Of course you do! Here are some ways to be more efficient that are easy to implement.
1. TAKE QUICK SHOWERS Reduce the temperature if you can – your skin will thank you!
2. BE A CONSCIOUS LANDSCAPER When you landscape, choose plants that are native to our area. They will be more likely to be successful, and will need less water and special treatment to thrive. Trees and shrubs need less water than grass, too.
3. REPAIR LEAKS Dripping faucets and running toilets can use up a lot of water over time. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know if you have any leaks if the drip is slow. Here are a few ways to find out!
Put a cup underneath your faucet, if there’s any water in it after an hour or two, you have a leak.
Drip ten drops of food coloring into the tank of your toilet. If any color has leaked into the bowl after an hour or so, then your toilet is running.
Send everyone out of the house for a few hours and leave no water running. Check your water meter before you leave. Take a picture with your phone to know exactly what it read before you left. When you get back home (after at least two hours), see if it’s gone up.
If you have a leak, give us a call and we'll get to the source of it. You may just need to replace a part or two, or it might be time for a new fixture or toilet. You may want to consider this option from the start if yours have been in service for over 20 years.
These tips can really add to to help save water, and you'll even see that impact in your water bill. Plus you can give yourself a pat on the back for doing your part to conserve water.