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Jul 30/19

Tips For Saving Water This Summer

Water usage during the summer can increase as much as 50%.

Thankfully, there are some easy ways to reduce your water consumption, even during the summer.

To keep your water bill low, consider these indoor water saving tips:

  • Take shorter showers and install water-saving shower heads.
  • Watch your taps for drips or leaks and repair them right away. If you're renting, notify your landlord immediately.
  • Run your dishwasher at night (to avoid heating up your kitchen through the day) and only when you have a full load.
  • Scrape your dishes instead of pre-rinsing them before adding them to the dishwasher.
  • When washing dishes by hand, fill a clean basin with warm water to rinse dishes rather than running the tap. 

It's easy to save water outdoors too:

  • When watering your lawn or garden, only run the sprinkler during the early mornings or in the evenings to reduce the amount of water being evaporated by the sun.
  • Instead of having a full lawn, dig some up to make a succulent garden. Succulents don't need much water and these hardy plants won't die off at the end of the season.
  • Installing pathways and patios will reduce the amount of lawn to water and cut. These are also great additions to make when trying to increase the value to your home.
  • Spread mulch over the soil in any garden to retain moisture and reduce the amount of watering needed.
  • Don't keep your lawn clipped too short. Longer grass will shade the roots and prevent them from drying out.
  • When setting up the sprinkler for the kids to play in, choose an area of your yard that really needs watering. 

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