Water is the elixir of life. Our planet which is composed of 74% water. Saving water will save our planet and will reduces carbon footprint, preserves freshwater, which is only a 3% of the total water found on earth. The below sorted 10 tips will help you save water and enliven our Mother Earth. Average water usage in New Zealand is a little over 140 million litres a day. During periods of dry weather in summer, daily demand has peaked at almost 200 million litres, or 45% more than the average daily demand during winter.
1. Search for leaks:
You may ignore leaks yet leaks in your home might be a reason behind wasting thousands of gallons of water per year. Find out the leaks and try not using water for an hour or two and after that time check your water meter. If your water meter changes, there is one or more leaks in your house. Do your detective work and call a plumber to fix them all.
2. Fix your leaks immediately after discovery:
In one year, a faucet that drips at the rate of one drop per second worsens the leak rate to 2,700 gallons of water over the year. Call in a handyman service to fix the leak by replacing worn washers or the entire faucet.
3. Go Low Flow during a shower :
In some seasons especially during spring having long showers is really refreshing, but before turning on the shower you must remind yourself that one-third of home water use occurs there. Toilets are the biggest water hog, accounting for 28 percent of all home water use. Consider replacing an older model with a more efficient, low-flow one or upgrade to a pressure-assisted, vacuum-assisted, or dual-flush model that uses 1 to 2 gallons per flush. If your budget is low, try the Brick Trick: Place a few bricks in the toilet tank and you’ll save up to 10 gallons of water a day. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators are cost effective bathroom appliances.
4.Turn the tap Off:
Turning off the tap is a classic rule of water saving. While you wash your hands, brush your teeth or indulge in any other similar activity check how much water you’ll save by putting the stopper in the sink and leaving the water running. Simply by turning off the water when you’re not actually using it, you’ll save gallons per minute.
5. Compost your food scraps:
Prefer composting your food scraps. Simply add non-meat kitchen scraps, along with your grass clippings and other yard debris, to a heap in the backyard — within a year, you’ll have rich topsoil to use in your flower beds. For apartment dwellers you can turn your food scraps into rich soil by means of red-worm composting. Just toss your scraps into a plastic bin filled with moist bedding, and the worms do the rest. The resulting soil is ideal for houseplants, gardens, or patio containers.
6. Wash Clothes the Smart Way:
Invest a little more to buy a full front load model. These newcomers to the home laundry scene use half as much water and can hold 30 percent more clothing per load. This in turn will save up to 15 gallons per wash and an average of 6,390 gallons per year. Can’t upgrade right now? You can still conserve water by washing only full loads, or adjusting the water level to the size of the load, and nixing the second rinse cycle. You can skip the rinse cycle if you wish with our Ecoegg Laundry Egg because it doesn’t have any residue to rinse out. Thus, saving you water!
7. Learn Car Wash Basics:
You can save a lot of water while washing your car, if you avoid letting the water run while you suds up. This one small move can save as much as 150 gallons of water per wash. For an even bigger H2O savings, run your car through a commercial car wash that recycles its water.
8. Water-Wise Landscaping:
If you use a sprinkler, use one with a timer and a sensor. It’s a great water wise landscaping move. Other moves include watering flower beds and gardens with drip irrigation or soaker hoses, opting plants that need little or no water (xeriscaping), mulching around plants to reduce evaporation, and checking automatic sprinkling systems for leaks.
9. Keep a tab on your water bill:
Check your regular water bill which typically lists the amount of water used during each billing cycle. Set a target of a lower water usage for the upcoming cycle and actively implement all water saving moves. Apart from saving water you will also save money while you do so. Monitor your bill monthly to watch for sudden spikes in use, which may indicate an undetected leak.
10. Use dishwasher:
Dishwashers reduce water wastage in your kitchen by a great deal. Yet if you don’t own a dishwasher you can still conserve by simply filling one basin with soapy water to wash, and a second basin with clear water to rinse.