Saving Water During Summer doesn’t have to be difficult. Once summer arrives, the average household water consumption more than doubles. With just a few simple steps, you can reduce your water consumption drastically. See how we save below:
- Shorter Showers: Shortening your showers by only two minutes can save up to 1500 gallons of water per person each year. You can do this by turning the faucet off while you lather and when you shave.
- Toilet leaks: If your tank is leaking, you could be wasting as much as 100 gallons of water a day. This can be an easy fix by replacing the rubber flapper that fits your toilet model.
- Dishwasher: Washing your dishes by hand can use up to 27 gallons of water. A new Energy Star-rated dishwasher only uses up to 3 gallons.
- Car wash: Washing your own car can easily use 100 gallons of water while commercial car washes often use only 40 gallons or less.
- Rain Barrels: Catch the water that pours off your roof while it rains. Set up a rain barrel underneath your downspout. You can reuse the water collected in your yard to water plants.