Conserving water is very worthwhile, not only because it saves a natural resource, but will cut your water bill. Significant savings in your water bill will pay for any home improvement costs that you may incur. Here’s some suggestions on saving water.
Necessary items for these simple projects:
You will need one or two gallon jugs, depending on how many bathrooms you have. Also, for the shower there is now new energy saving shower heads so you will need one for each shower in your home. You might need a wrench or pliers to change these.
Conserving toilet water
When you flush a toilet, you use 3-5 gallons of water. In order to lower the water it takes, the gallon jugs will displace the water in the tank reservoir. Fill your plastic jugs with water and put as many as will fit into the tank of your toilet. It’s that easy. It will prevent the tank from filling completely and saves water.
Be sure not to interfere with the flushing mechanism. If you prefer, you can use bricks instead of jugs to displace the tank water. The plastic has to be thick. Thin plastic will dissolve.
You can buy a shower head that conserves water. This shower head will save the water you use when you shower and this will in turn save on your water bill. You will have options on which would be best for your home.
You can remove the old shower head with pliers, usually like a screw. You should turn the new fixture to the right. Be sure that the new fixture’s seal is in place. Leaks will use up water.
Speaking of water leaks:
You would be amazed at the amount of water that is wasted with just a tiny leak in any of your fixtures. If you find a leak, even a slight one, it is imperative that you repair or replace the fixture. It’s often just an old gasket. Leaving leaks unattended will not only be annoying but will use up needless amounts of water and cause havoc with your water bill.