7 Ways to reduce Your Water Bill

Niche By Niche, 5th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How to save money on water bill, how to reduce water consumption

Water saving tips

Water is essential for every household for drinking, cleaning and washing purposes. However, in many areas, the water supply may be restricted due to natural causes like shortfall in rain supply, droughts. In other cases, the local civic body may charge higher rates to home owners whose water supply usage exceeds a particular amount, so that they are more careful and do not waste the water.
Some easy tips to reduce water consumption and also the water bill are discussed in the article.These 7 Ways to Cut Your Water Bill are easy to implement, especially in areas where the water supply is restricted.
1. In many areas water is supplied only for a few hours daily. This water is stored in an overhead or underground tank and this tank is filled automatically when the water supply is available. Install a water level sensor to prevent water from overflowing once the water tank is full. Once the water reaches the cutoff level, the water supply to the tank is automatically cut off. If the tank is filled manually, keep the tap open only when there is someone to monitor the water level, so that the tap can be closed immediately once the tank starts overflowing.
2. Use an efficient washing machine - the water consumption for the newer washing machine models is significantly lower than the old washing machine models manufactured a decade ago, so it is advisable to replace these older washing machine models at the earliest. Washing clothes manually reduces water consumption to a very great extent and helps you lose weight
.3. Dishwashing machine selected should have a design which minimizes the wastage of water, newer models use up to 25% less water compared to older models. If feasible, replace the dishwasher at the earliest.
4. A lot of water is wasted while taking showers. Reduce the usage of showers while taking bath or have low flow showers installed, where the water usage is significantly lower without altering the bathing experience in any way
.5.Often leaking pipes and faucets result in wastage of a significant amount of water, in addition to damaging the home or building. Get the pipes or faucets fixed at the earliest by a plumber, as soon as the leaks are noticed. A sealant can be used to fix minor leaks without external assistance. Periodic maintenance checks for the plumbing can prevent water leakage by fixing the problem before it occurs, so that you do not wake up in a flooded room.
6. Use low flush toilets wherever possible. Flushing the toilets can use up several gallons daily, so using low flush toilets can reduce the amount of water needed for flushing. Modifications to the toilet design can reduce the amount of water used. Waste water can be recycled and used for flushing the toilet.
7. Rainwater harvesting can be used to reduce the water bill. The harvested rainwater can be stored in a storage tank, and this can be used for applications where a high level of water purity is not essential - like washing clothes or flushing toilets. Also waste water from bathing, washing can be recycled and used for flushing toilets, in the garden and for cleaning vehicles.


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5th Dec 2013 (#)

I live rurally and we have well water, but we also have a rain barrel too which is a good way to collect water.

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