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Water conservation

Don't wash your money down the drain


Written by Tricia Purcell | View this authors Twitter page and posted in life


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Conserving water is not only great for the environment but eventually it will help you save money on your water charges so it’s an ideal time to get in the habit of cutting down on the amount of water you use.

You may have heard some of the tips below already but it’s time to start making a conscious effort to put these actions into practice.

Sever water saviours!

  • Turn off the taps while you brush your teeth or wash your face.
  • Reduce the amount of time you spend in the shower to 10 minutes or under! Shortening a shower by one or two minutes could save up to 150 gallons a month.
  • Repair that dripping tap and leaky faucet, indoors and outdoors. It might be a good idea to get your plumbing checked before the charges are brought in as you may have leaks to external pipes, just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it won’t cost you money and it’ll save you in the long run.
  • When using the washing machine or dishwasher, make sure you’ve a full load in so you’re getting the best use out of the water.
  • Get a high efficiency showerhead so you’re not wasting water down the drain. Avoid baths.
  • If you are washing dishes by hand, use a basin and don’t let the tap run for ages.
  • When watering plants, only do it when you have to! More plants die from over watering than under watering.

Watering a garden plant/potted flowers.

Don't drown your plants!
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Published June 26th, 2013
Last updated October 28th, 2015
Tags environment water conservation
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