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Tips to Saving on Water Bills

water GGREnergy strives to provide solutions to saving on energy bills, and finding greener solutions to everyday living. Check out this tip guide for how to save on water this holiday season.

Water saving is great way to not only save water, but will also save you a lot of money over time. There are numerous ways to save water that do not take much extra time or effort and will save you much more money than you put down on any upgrades that use less water.

Whether you want to begin using less water inside or outside of your home, there are many ways to do so. Water is a precious thing and even costs more than a soda nowadays. Unfortunately, we use up more natural fresh water each year than the earth can produce resulting in recycling water and filtering it in water treatment plants and using it again. Water saving is good for your wallet, the environment and the earth itself.

-Household Water Saving

  • When doing laundry, it is best and most efficient to wash full loads of clothes so that you do not overuse water with a small load. (If you are buying a new washer, try to purchase a water saving model)
  • If you are lucky enough to be building your new home, try to shorten up the distance between the showers, sinks and the water heater to avoid waiting for the water to heat up which results in a lot of wasted water. (If you are not building a new home, try your best to insulate your hot water pipes wherever it is possible)

-Bathroom Water Saving

  • Taking showers rather than baths are a great and easy way to save water. According to nationalgeographic.com, filling up a bathtub takes nearly 70 gallons of water!
  • If you have an older model toilet, you can save water by placing a brick or similar item in the tank to take up space and require less water per flush.
  • It is crucial to check on a regular basis for any leaks in your bathroom sink, toilet or shower and fix them right away when spotted. This can save you a lot of money as well.

-Kitchen Water Saving

  • When using the dishwasher, only turn it on for full loads. (If you are buying a new dishwasher, purchase a water saving one)
  • Most dishwashers are very efficient nowadays and do not require you to rinse the dishes before putting them in. This is also a great for water saving.
  • Check for leaks frequently and fix as soon as you can to avoid water and money loss.