Save Water to Cut on your Water Bills

by on August 16, 2013

Yes, water is cheap, people mostly take the importance for granted thus resulting for the majority to end up wasting in close proximity to $1000/year on something that is basically free. Saving on water not only reduces energy costs, but importantly lessens your monthly water bill and helps our environment and the future.

Here are some water conservation tips at home and save on your water bill.

1. Periodically examine toilets, pipes and faucets for leakages and outflows.

Even tiny drips coming from a worn out faucet washer can throw away up to 80 liters of water each day, and bigger leakages will throw away hundreds of liters. And imagine this, a leak of just one drop for each second, waste almost about 10, 000 liters of water annually, which is comparable to 18 baths in a month! It’s not really beneficial to pay on something you have not used, right?

save on water bill2. Save water through your bathrooms and toilets.

We use the most water within out bathrooms and toilets. A regular toilet consumes about 25 liters of water every time we flush. Change your toilets to modernized models. New market releases now have dual button options for big and small flushes, using only about 4 and 7 liter flushes. If you replace your 25 liter/flush toilet to a more economical 7 liter flush cuts you about 33% in indoor water use, and saves about 70 percent water usage in your toilets. Another way to save water within your bathroom is through your shower use. It is most beneficial to use low-flow shower heads which can help you save 60% water as compared to the regular ones. Don’t run the tap when you brush your teeth, when you do so, 8 liters of water is wasted per minute! You do not only save as much as $80 a year in just your bathroom and toilets, but conserves about 35, 000 liters of water/year. So, how smart is that?

3. Install rainwater tanks to harvest rain.

Rainwater tanks might be expensive but in the long run these storage resources greatly help you cut on your water bill costs. You can make use of the collected rainwater to water your plants, clean your cars, flush your toilets and can be used for your laundry. 1mm of rain for every square meter equals one liter of water into your tank. By computation, if you have a roof of 14 meters long by 12 meters wide, you have a 168 square meter area, so lets say if in your area will have a very passing storm that can drop 1mm of rain on your roof, you would receive 1mmx168 = 168 liters of rainwater in your tank. Deciding the size of rainwater tank to use will depend on usage demand, where you would want to situate the tank and the size of your area. Also there are areas where government offers rebates for homeowners who would embrace the use of water tanks like Australia.

So, you just can imagine how much saving you can get by practicing these little ways. Sometimes in life, it’s the little things that mean the most.

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Levon August 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

we should always cut down and save on the usage of water in our home not to mention electricity. is best for Bill and it’s also best for neighbors in our environment we should save and conserve water for the benefit of the public.
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Walk in Bath August 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

Mostly everyone are aware about this techniques but they are not utilising. As we everyone know that in our country if there is shortage of any product that product’s cost automatically get increase, so by seen today’s situation we must save water otherwise now there are nominal charges. After few year it should not be like that we are paying huge charges for it.

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Paxton September 1, 2013 at 8:54 am

Installing rain water tank to harvest the rain is awesome idea. But it not practical for everyone. Some has triangulated roof. It would not possible for those people to install the rain water tank. But indeed it is an effective thought.

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Karla Wade September 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

I think you suggestion of rain water harvesting makes perfect sense and everyone should do it. I myself started it a couple of years ago and have not only saved a lot of water, but also a lot of money in the form of water bills.

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Phil October 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

I think the rain water one would only apply depending on where you are(for example, Portland would be perfect!) Number one would be the easiest and cheapest, all you need is a toolbox! I never thought to honestly maintain the pipes and to fix leaks myself because I usually hire someone to do it when it goes bad! I’ll definitely get the handyman in me going and start fixing it myself. Thanks for the suggestions Chris!

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Donald Quixote from Willowstick Technologies January 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Great statistics! It’s amazing how much water we are wasting just through our daily routines. The idea of special toilets that have a big and little flush is so smart! Are they expensive?

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Tim Damp June 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

In the UK there are millions of properties with out water meters so there is no incentive to save water. Making water meters mandatory would help save money and the environment.

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Viona July 3, 2014 at 3:07 am

Hi Chris, I Agree with you, Many ways of saving water are common sense and most of the time it’s about breaking old habits and getting into new ones, which is never easy. But once you do, you’ll soon notice a big difference in your all round water usage.
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Inkomati - Usuthu May 6, 2015 at 2:47 am

i love that people out there would like to save water and money at the same time.!
There should totally be change in the world if we stick to what we saying !
Thanks for sharing this piece! Wow i really enjoyed it!
Going to try it now.

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