In the Shower
You can start saving water from your shower. Keep a container in the shower as you are waiting for the water to warm up and use that water in your garden or any of your cleaning work. Invest some money in purchasing and installing a low-flow showerhead.
Don’t worry about your money; you will be amazed when a low-flow showerhead saves a lot of water. Typical showerheads flow at 5 Gallon per minute while low flow showerhead flows at 2 Gallons or less per minute.
Flushing causes the biggest wastage of water in a house. An older usual toilet can waste 5to 7 gallons of water in every flush. Keep a low-flow toilet which can reduce the wastage rate beyond your imagination! Low- flow toilets use 1.6 gallons of water in every flush which is less than half of older conventional toilets.
Just imagine how much water we waste every day if you flush 4 or 5 times a day! Throw tissue and other bathroom waste in the dustbin or garbage can instead of flushing them to dispose of.
A long and warm shower after a busy and rush day is amazing feelings, I know! We all love it. However, this is another reason of huge wastage of water. A bathtub usually uses more than 35 gallons of water while a shower of 5 minutes can use less then 12 Gallons of water.
It would be better if you take a shower instead of a bath! Don’t take more than 10 minutes during a shower! I think nobody needs a shower more than 10 minutes! Remember, every minute can waste 2 gallons of water. In case, you must have to take a bath, don’t fill the bathtub completely just fill it only a quitter.
However, you can use the navy shower technique for save a huge number of water. Turn on the shower and wet yourself then turn it off and use soap, shampoo and what you need for a shower. Again turn on the shower and clean off soap and shampoo quickly.
At the Sink
While shaving or brushing you often forget to turn off the water. That is another leading cause of water wastage! You can install low-flow faucet aerators in your sink to save a good amount of water.Usually, a conventional faucets flow three gallons of water per minute while low-flow faucets use only one and a half gallons per minute
Small leaks often waste a good amount of water every day. Usually, we don’t notice or give much importance to faucets or toilets leaks. A small faucet leak can waste 20 gallons of water per day! You can easily check by monitoring your water meter!
Read the meter before and after 2 or 3 hours while no water is being used. If the meter doesn’t show you the same result than its time to find the leak and fix it.
However, if you want to save water you can! It’s not a tough job to do. How much I told you about the saving issues, you can’t save until you don’t want to! Save water as much as possible! Be Happy and Stay in touch!