Indoor Water Tips for Conservation

Water conservation is a hot topic due to the rampant drought that is constantly in the headlines.  We can lend a hand in the fight against water waste with these simple indoor water saving tips:

  1. Never throw water away or put in down the drain. Make sure to empty all of the water bottles in a plant or pour it outside. Plus, throwing away water can lead to messy situations if the trash bag breaks.
  2. Avoid flushing the toilet at unnecessary times. One flush can use almost seven gallons of water.
  3. Do not run the water while you are shaving, brushing your teeth, lathering your hands with soap, lathering up your face with soap, etc. You are saving water and the money in your wallet.
  4. Take shorter showers. You are adding time to your morning schedule by doing this and saving a ton of water. An average shower uses almost twenty gallons of water.
  5. Keep a pitcher of water in your refrigerator. This will allow you to have cold water readily available and prevent the water wasted waiting for the coldest temperature.
  6. Check for leaks. Always. A leaky faucet that drips every second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year. Install an Ark labs water monitoring device to alert users of home leaks and abnormal water usage.
  7. When waiting for the water in the shower to warm up, lower the amount of water coming from the showerhead while waiting for the warm water.
  8. Want to take a bubble bath? Use more bubbles instead of water, only fill the bathtub a 1/3 full. This is a win-win situation.
  9. While washing dishes, instead of washing each dish individually fill up the sink with soap water and quickly wash the dishes with low water flow.
  10. Keep track of your water usage. The average household uses 400 gallons of water a day. The Ark Labs has a device that will lower this statistic and hope your home save water (and money).