Coming into the warmer months, it is a good idea to think about the amount of water your household consumes. Cut it back where you can, without too much impact on your daily living. Focus on one area to start with.
Below are some easy ways to save water consumption in the kitchen and laundry:
If you need to rinse muddy sports gear or dishes before they go in the dishwasher. Par-fill the sink and use the water in there. Running a tap continuously as your rinse laundry and dishes uses far more water than needed.
Fill a water jug and put in the fridge. As the weather warms up, so do the plumbing pipes in the basking summer sun. Fill a jug of water and leave it in the fridge for drinking. That way you don’t need to run the tap and wait for cold water to flow. Add lemon or cucumber for a slightly different taste.
Don’t run appliances half empty. Wait until your dishwasher is loaded or you have a full load of laundry for the washing machine before using these appliances. Using these appliances half full uses no less water, so get a full load before you hit start.
In addition to this, wander around your property, if there are any leaks of water – call us and have us investigate. Continuous leaking water is complete wastage. It may not seem much as a trickle but over time it adds up.
Keep a look out for our next blog about water consumption in the bathroom.