by RancherMan ~
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Today we’re talking about conservation of one of our most precious resources: water.
Come see some simple tips to conserve water (and thereby save money) in your own home. The most water-wasting occurrence of all is from leaks. Let’s review some water conservation tips.
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We have an earlier post on this website that talks all about outdoor water conservation. I urge all of you to check out. It is eye opening.
But today we’re talking about conserving water inside the house.
Now we all know about the old “turn off the water when brushing your teeth” rule. There are so many more ways that I can’t possibly name them all here.
But let’s dive into some of the easiest ways to reduce water waste in your home. Eliminating LEAKS!
Leaking Toilet Wastes Water
Toilets are notorious for stealing water. Here’s how you check – put a couple drops of food coloring in the tank and check in half an hour.
If there’s color in the bowl then your *flapper is leaking. There could be many reasons for this. Anything from specific minerals in your water keeping it from sealing properly to natural deterioration over time.
Thankfully it’s just about a $5 fix and helps in conserving water. Heck, that repair can pay for itself in a couple months.
Also walk around the outside of your house and look for your water heater’s pressure relief valve drain. If water is running out of it something is wrong, have it checked.
Another thing that’s really simple is to check and make sure you have low-flow aerators on all your faucets and shower heads. Also if it drips fix it, you’re wasting water by the minute.
Lawn Sprinklers On ‘Automatic’
Sprinkler systems are a great way to keep your yard looking good. But they are one of the biggest wastes of water in the residential home. Get to know how your system works.
If you don’t have one already, get a *Rain Sensor for your system. This keeps your system from running when it’s raining (when you obviously don’t need it.) and helps you in conserving water.
Many of these monitors also have freeze sensors as well to keep you from turning your sidewalk into the local skating rink when the temperatures drop.
Most importantly, keep a check on the heads. One bad head can waste hundreds of gallons per cycle.
Conserving Water Saves Money
All of these conservation tips means you’re using less water. And less use means a lower bill. A lower bill means SAVING MONEY.
And (this is the important part) you’re not sacrificing at all! You’re just eliminating WASTED water.
Here’s a quick run down of the average usage around our Homestead (as of this writing). Granted there are just 2 of us living in our home. But we work here 24/7 so we’re here a lot more than the average household.
Electricity = $75 a month average.
Propane = less than one refill a year.
Water = less than 2,000 gallons a month.
Now let’s hear about your conservation ideas. We can all learn from each other.
Links In This Post
- Outdoor Water Conservation
- *Leaking Toilet Flapper Wastes LOTS Of Water
- *Rain Sensor For Automatic Lawn Sprinkler Systems
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…and many MORE!
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