In our last blog post, Home Water Solutions, the maker of the best home water treatment systems in Loveland and Hayden that use reverse osmosis technology, reviewed tips on how to conserve water. In this blog post, we’ll review more easy tips you can implement in your daily home activities to conserve water for all future generations. Contact us today for a free water test!
MORE TIPS TO CONSERVE WATER
- Fix the drips. When all is said and done, incessantly dripping faucets waste a lot of water. How much? Well, if a dripping faucet drips one drop of water every second, you would waste five gallons of water a day, or 2,082 gallons of water a year. That’s a lot of water. If you had more than one leaky faucet or one that dripped more frequently, this can add up quickly. These leaks are easy DIY projects that often just involve the tightening of a screw or the replacement of a faucet head.
- Put an end to washing dishes by hand. Believe it or not, a dishwashing machine is more efficient at washing a lot of dishes with less water than you are, especially if you are using an energy-efficient dishwasher. This is because most people when they hand wash dishes fill up their sinks with water and then have their water running perpetually to wash crud down the sink. Let’s face it, no one likes washing dishes by hand anyways, so now you have an excuse not to.
- Don’t run water while you’re waiting to do something. Water comes out of your faucet at an average rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. By turning off the water when you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, washing your hands, or trying to defrost food, you’ll save many gallons of water (especially if you are following your dentist’s recommendation to brush for at least two minutes), and every drop counts in the water conservation effort.
- Invest in a cover for your pool. When you invest in a cover for your pool, less water will evaporate, meaning you’ll have to fill your pool less frequently. Furthermore, you’ll keep the heat in if your pool is heated, which will result in energy savings as well.
Invest in composting. Most of us love our garbage disposal. It makes life much easier, especially when doing the dishes. However, garbage disposals need a lot of water in order to help grind up your discarded food. Instead, invest in composting, or invest in chickens. Chickens will eat almost anything, so you could institute a chicken bucket and get fresh eggs to boot!
Insulate your water pipes. Most mornings you take a shower, and while you’re waiting for your shower to warm up, you let the water run. When you invest in insulation for your water pipes, you’ll get hot water faster, which will cut down on the amount of cold water you watch run down the drain before you hop in every morning.
- Become less consumeristic. Everything we purchase had water used at some point in its process. You can help reduce your water footprint simply by consuming less manufactured products (which is virtually everything).
Conserving water is simply a matter of being cognizant of the process. It’s easy to walk away while you’re running water rinsing your vegetables to dig around in your fridge for more vegetables, which always takes more time to find than you think it will. It’s easy to leave the hose running while you’re outside watering the plants to run inside and grab your iPad in order to listen to music while you work. And it’s easy to run your dishwasher when it’s only half full. Remember how many people in the world aren’t as lucky as you to have access to clean water at the drop of a hat.
Home Water Solutions in Loveland and Hayden began with a desire to create a healthier you by improving the quality of your drinking water. We offer home water treatment systems to rid your water of leftover contaminants from your public water supply company, such as pesticides, perchlorate, and cysts and parasites. We use a process called reverse osmosis, which entails using a permeable membrane that filters out the tiniest particles and bad guys. These filters are incredibly efficient at producing the cleanest water for your health.
When you partner with us, we’ll come to your home and perform a free water quality test. This will tell us and you what bad guys are lurking in your water and will allow us to show you how our home water treatment systems can help. After all, your health is important, and having only semi-clean water is not something worth getting sick over. Contact us today to get started on your home water treatment system!