Water is one of the most precious resources in this world, yet millions of gallons are wasted every single day in the bathroom, kitchen and in the garden, leading to soaring water costs.
You can make a massive difference just by making small changes to your lifestyle.Here are some simple and cost-effective changes you can make right now to reduce your water consumption, lower your water bill and help protect the environment:
In Your Kitchen
- Only boil as much water as you need in your kettle.This will save water as you won’t always be emptying it out to fill it with fresh water.
- Keep at least one filled jug of YETI ONE GALLON water in the fridge instead of running the tap until its cold enough for you.
- Don’t use so many ice-cubes in your drink, one is enough. Using too many is a waste. You won’t need any if you keep your soft drinks in the fridge to chill.
- Dropped that ice cube? Throw it in a plant, not the sink or the bin.
- Defrost food in the fridge or microwave, not under running water.
- Installing the kitchen. Don’t waste water waiting for it to get warm.
- Rinse fruits and veggies in a bowl or sink instead of under running water.
- Use smaller pet bowls. Give your pet less water more often.
- Rinse dishes in half a sink full of soapy water then place in dishwasher. Use leftover water to wash the sink.
- Washing-up liquid comes in more and more concentrated forms these days; no need to use more than a tiny drop for a full wash.
- Soak pots and pans rather than holding them under running water while scraping.
- Only ever use the dishwasher when it is full.
- Never use the Rinse and Hold setting on your dishwasher. You can do this in the sink with only 5% of the water.
- Stop that dripping tap. Save up to 140 gallons per week.
- Use a front loading washing machine. If not possible then wash only full loads of clothes.
- Recycle. Recycling an aluminium can requires only 3% of the water needed to produce one.
- Forget about using the garbage disposal unit. Compost the waste, save water and keep your plants happy.
- Install an aerator. They are cheap and easy to install and work by putting extra air bubbles into your water flow, reducing the amount of water used while still allowing high pressure.