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5 of the Best Ways to Save on your Water Bill

5 of the Best Ways to Save on your Water Bill

Do you cringe every time your water bill arrives in the mail? Are you scared to review your water consumption for the previous period? If this sounds familiar, it goes without saying that you have had a run-in with some high water bills in the past.

Rather than continue down this path, here are five of the best ways to save in the future:

1. Check your faucets for leaks. That small drip may not seem like a big deal, but it can cause you to lose a lot of water over the course of a day. Over 30 days, this adds up to the point of impacting your bill.

2. Only water your yard when necessary. Everybody loves a green lawn during the summer months, but what are you willing to pay? If possible, let the rain do its job. When the sun is shining, attempt to water your lawn every other day. This will keep it green, without going overboard in terms of water use.

3. Don’t leave the water running. Out of habit, many people leave the water running when brushing their teeth and/or shaving. This may not be a big deal one time, but imagine if it happens once or twice per day. You get the point.

4. Spend less time in the shower. It may be difficult to change your showering habits, but it can go a long way in saving you money on your water bill. Instead of spending 10 minutes in the shower, cut it down to five. This means half the water, which can greatly decrease how much you pay.

5. Use a water saving shower head. With this trick, you don’t have to change anything you do. Instead, the shower head does all the work for you. Simply put, it lets out less water, which saves you money.

It is easy for your water bill to spiral out of control. With these five tips, it won’t be long before you are saving.

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Comments 3

Frank on Thursday, 13 August 2015 17:01

Great stuff Chris. Also how about 5 ways to save on your power bill. What I try to do is:
(1) Use fans whenever possible
(2) Turn the heating/cooling off during the day
(3) Wear cool clothes (shorts and T-shirt) when it is hot, and warm clothes (sweater and long pants) when it is cold so you don't have to use your power bill
(4) Make sure your doors and windows are well insulated
(5) Do not leave the door open when you have the power running!

Great stuff Chris. Also how about 5 ways to save on your power bill. What I try to do is: (1) Use fans whenever possible (2) Turn the heating/cooling off during the day (3) Wear cool clothes (shorts and T-shirt) when it is hot, and warm clothes (sweater and long pants) when it is cold so you don't have to use your power bill (4) Make sure your doors and windows are well insulated (5) Do not leave the door open when you have the power running!
Finance Globe on Thursday, 13 August 2015 18:21

Great post Chris! Nice thinking on the electric bill Frank. One thing I might add. If you're able to get a separate water meter for inside/outside a home it may be worth the trouble if:
1. You have a large yard or garden
2. You have a swimming pool
Some water companies will reduce rates substantially for outdoor water. Not sure if it's the same quality, and likely done on new home construction.

Great post Chris! Nice thinking on the electric bill Frank. One thing I might add. If you're able to get a separate water meter for inside/outside a home it may be worth the trouble if: 1. You have a large yard or garden 2. You have a swimming pool Some water companies will reduce rates substantially for outdoor water. Not sure if it's the same quality, and likely done on new home construction.
ChrisB on Friday, 14 August 2015 08:33

Thanks for the additional tips, Frank. Always good to save on as many utility bills as possible!

Thanks for the additional tips, Frank. Always good to save on as many utility bills as possible!
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