Looking for tips on how to lower your water bill? Even a few small changes can make a huge difference to your budget.
No one can avoid using water. However, potable water, as well as clean water for use, is increasingly become scarce and expensive to acquire considering the increasing water demands due to explosive population growth and the ever-rising costs of water treatment.
Making some small adjustments to the way you use water, can help you reduce your water bill significantly. Here are some of them:
Use a dishwasher instead of washing up
It's thought that energy-efficient dishwashers generally use less water to clean your dishes than hand-washing.
However, as with your washing machine, you should only use your dishwasher if it's full. If you run the dishwasher while it's not full, you can end up using more water and more energy than if you'd washed up by hand.
Never boil more water than you need
A good old brew tends to solve pretty much everything, but overfilling the kettle can cause some serious wastage.
Only fill the kettle with just enough water for what you'll actually need, not only will this save water, but electricity and time too.
Have shorter showers
In theory, a shower should use up less water than a bath. But this doesn't apply if you tend to stand in the shower long enough to come out looking like a shrivelled up prune.
A 15-minute shower will use almost the same amount of water as a bath, and this almost doubles if you're using a power shower, scrub up fast!
Store cold water in the fridge
You know when you go to get a drink of water, but when you first run the tap it's not quite as cold as you'd have wanted? Over the course of a year, think about how much water you waste by waiting for the water to turn cold.
Instead, have a jug of water in the fridge at all times, this way, you'll be able to avoid wasting water each time you have a drink.