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How to Save Water at Your Home and Backyard

Lindsey Patterson Nov 15, 2019
The average person uses 100 gallons of water every day. That's enough to fill two bathtubs. Did you know you pay twice for most of that water: once for the water itself and once for the cost of heating it. Reducing the amount of water you use can make big savings. Here is how you can save water in your home and backyard.

House Water Savings Tips

Don't flush money down the toilet. Fix your leaky toilet and save 200 gallons of water per day. Turn off water while you're brushing your teeth or shaving. You'll save eight gallons of water every day. Save money in the shower by installing low flow shower heads. They use 1/3 less water. It's a smart choice that will save you money.
In the kitchen, don't let water run when you're cleaning fruits and vegetables. Fill up the sink instead. When it's time to clean up, load the dishwasher: it costs the same to wash one dish as a full load. With laundry, use cold water to save on heat. With your backyard, get qualified Bullard swimming pool contractors to install a pool that saves water.

Backyard Water Saving Tips

If you give your lawn too much water, you're going to go bankrupt. And if you don't give it enough, you'll have a brown lawn. If you water at the wrong time, you will waste water and might not get enough water to the roots, and you'll still have problems. Ideal time is between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. as the sun is not high in the sky.

Technology Saves Water

If you have a sprinkler system, whether it's built in or something you put on top of the lawn, making sure that you have a sensor to know that if it's already rained and to not run the sprinklers. These sensors cost very little and they're easy to install. It can save you wasting a ton of water on those days that the lawn is already wet.
If you don't want to install one of those sensors, an even better option is to get an Internet based sprinkler controller. It connects to your smartphone and knows the weather forecast. It also uses probability to only shut the sprinklers off if it's absolutely certain it's going to rain. It saves you doing work, and ultimately it saves water.

Saving Water

So any of these options can make a big difference on how much water you're putting down. Always ensure that you do it at the right time.