Some summers can be harsher than others. The sun is scorching and water levels are diminishing. It’s our duty as citizens of Earth, to make sure we keep our planet healthy and hydrated. Water conservation is a must. We want to help you with that, so in this blog, we’ve compiled some ways that you can help conserve water at home.
These little changes can make a big difference:
- Don’t water your lawn as much. Water it no more than twice a week. If you do want to water it, do it early in the morning or late in the evening. Try drip irrigation and turn off the sprinklers when it rains.
- Reduce water evaporation by laying mulch over exposed soil. Don’t cut your grass as low as you normally do and plant drought-tolerant grass and plants.
- Don’t turn on the hose to wash your car. Use a bucket of water instead.
- Replace your regular clothes washer with a high-efficiency washing machine.
- Don’t pre-rinse dishes that you know your dishwasher can handle and don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s full.
- Install low-flow showerheads and take shorter showers.
- Look for and repair any leaks in your pipes, showerheads, faucets and toilets.
- Don’t flush your toilet as much (and although this may sound gross, “if it’s yellow, let it mellow”).
Wasting water is a serious issue. If you think you have a plumbing problem that is causing your water to waste away, you can give us a buzz. Contact the professionals if you have plumbing problems like these and more. We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Ottawa. With just one call, we can help you solve your plumbing needs and offer you emergency plumbing services!