05 Jul 2017
conserving water

Conserving Water is Good for the Environment and your Wallets!

Water in the Kitchen:

-Use the dishwasher:
This cuts out unnecessary washes in between.

-Washing dishes by hand not only takes more effort, it takes more water!

Just be sure to wait until you have a full load to start the cycle.

-Don’t overuse the garbage disposal:
The disposal can be a great tool for certain smelly items you want to get rid of immediately, but it requires water to work. If it can go in the trash or compost, put it there and save the water

-When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing:
If your have a double-basin, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water. If you have a single-basin sink, gather washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or a panful of hot water. Dual-swivel aerators are available to make this easier. If using a dishwasher, there is usually no need to pre-rinse the dishes.

Water in the Bathroom:

-More showers fewer baths:
Filling the bathtub usually requires about 30 gallons of water, compared to about 25 gallons for a ten-minute shower with a standard shower head. If you’re using a low-flow shower head, a ten-minute shower will use closer to 20 gallons.

-But take shorter showers:
Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.

-Turn off tap while brushing teeth:
There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing. It will also save 6 litres of water per minute!

Fix your leaks:
Also check out our blog over detecting water leaks! https://www.stevensonplumbinginc.com/water-leak-detection-tips/

To conserve money and also money call Stevenson Plumbing for a consult on any water need!