The last few months have forced many of us to take stock of what’s really important in life, not just because of the risks the pandemic poses to our health, but also because we can no longer afford to be frivolous with our money. To survive, we save up as much as possible. To help you, we’ve created a series to help you say goodbye to unnecessary expenses, and cut down those that aren’t.
Today, we’ve listed down tips on how to lower your water bill.
Check for leaks.
Now that we’re spending more time at home, our water bill is bound to increase. However, if the spike is too significant, you might want to check if there are any leaks in your plumbing. It’s not uncommon for there to be underground leaks caused by busted pipes or broken faucets. Once you’ve determined that there’s a leak, get in touch with your local plumber or your water provider, depending on whose responsibility it falls under. It can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it if it means you can lower your water bill.
Recycle water whenever possible.
There are several ways you can recycle water. Drinking water you can’t finish can be used to water the plants. Bath water can be used to flush the toilet. If you want to take things up a notch, however, you can also invest in rainwater harvesting systems that allow you to collect rainwater for various purposes—from doing the laundry to drinking water. Can’t spare the extra cash for a sophisticated system? Other people simply collect rainwater from their gutter to their plastic drums and use it for watering plants and flushing toilets.
Be more mindful of your water consumption.
At the end of the day, lowering your water bill comes down to your actual water consumption. If you leave the tap running while you’re brushing your teeth or lathering your hair in the shower, all that excess water is going to add up. Make it a habit to use as little water as possible, and you’ll see the difference compounding in your water bill in the long run.
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