Water Bill Savings: 7 Tips to Save Your Hard-Earned Cash

While water bill savings may not be too high on your list of ways to save coin, it isn’t a complete wash.

Start saving money now with these seven tips to save water usage:

1. Install a Low-flow Shower Head

Installing a low-flow shower head can help reduce the amount of water use by as much as 50 percent.

2. Run Full Loads of Laundry and Dishes

Only run the washing machine when you have a full load of dirty laundry. Likewise, only run the dishwasher when it is completely full.

3. Do NOT Hand Wash Those Dishes

You will use 1/6 less water by running a full load in the dishwasher. Use a full container of water and rinse those dirty dishes-instead of rinsing under the tap-before loading into the dishwasher.

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4. Do NOT Run the Water While Brushing Your Teeth

If you’re not turning off the water while brushing your teeth you could be wasting up to 200 gallons of water per month…that’s just like watching your hard-earned cash swish right down the drain.

5. Take Shorter Showers

U.S. News & World Report writes that cutting your showers by four minutes every time can save up to 4,000 gallons and $100 per year. It might seem inconsequential, but if a household-of-four adopts this tip to save water that’s 16,000 gallons and $400 savings per year, serious water bill savings!

6. Keep Drinking Water in the Fridge

Instead of running the tap and waiting for the water to get cold each time you want a cold glass of water, fill up a pitcher, or two, and keep it in the fridge.

7. Do NOT Defrost Foods in the Sink

Your kitchen sink pours out roughly two gallons per minute. If you’re using water to defrost foods, you’re needlessly wasting water. Thawing frozen food in the fridge or microwave is far more efficient and much more water friendly.

Contact SOS Plumbing for a professional inspection and to learn how to implement other tips to save water usage and some money while you’re at it. Call now: (760)325-5225 or email us at sosplumbinginc@gmail.com