When changing your water filter you don’t have to waste water. Whether you have a water filter in your refrigerator, a water filter faucet, or a water filter pitcher they have something in common. Directions for the new filters say to run the water for quite a while or fill the pitcher a couple of times before considering the water drinkable. But you don’t have to just let that water run down the drain! Capture it in pitchers, and use it to water plants, or pre rinse dishes. It is still good water, just not filtered yet!
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Borrowing a post from another blog again for today’s Quick Tip for Friday
How closely to you check your water bill?
Reading the comparison information regarding USAGE may be the surest way to look for bigger problems.
Are you taking shorter showers and still paying more? We get accustomed to the prices of everything increasing, do you forgot to look how much water you are actually using and not just how much you are paying?
Increases in consumption can indicate a need to change habits, update appliances or serve as a warning for leaks in the household.
Put into practice the water saving tips we hear all the time (if you are not already doing so):
- Take shorter showers
- Don’t run the water while brushing your teeth
- Run only full loads of dishwasher or washing machine
- Reduce watering days for lawns etc to 1 or 2 days a week
If you don’t see enough change in consumption for the next billing cycle it may be a good idea to check for leaks or consider updating water using appliances such as dishwashers, toilets, washing machines, etc.
We are in a drought here in California. A phrase I have been hearing my entire life, but I still take it seriously and try not to be wasteful.
I will be posting water saving tips as often as I can through the spring and summer months.
My water saving advice today is related specifically to sprinklers or watering systems and it is very simple.
Watch when your sprinklers or watering systems run to check for needed repairs or adjustments.
A few years back a neighbor told me about a broken sprinkler she happened to see because our sprinklers ran the same time she left for work everyday. We never happened to see it. Since then I try to check things out twice a year and it paid off this year. We ran a check on the watering system in the backyard recently and discovered a leak that could have gone undetected for a very long time.
As you can see in the pictures there was no obvious problem besides the puddle. Timing and location might have kept us from noticing this puddle for quite some time. There was a crack in a sprinkler head below the surface we w0uldn’t know about until we watched our system running to check for possible adjustments in spray pattern or timing.
It was a easy fix to replace the sprinkler head (it just screws off/on) and no more water is being wasted watering our pavers instead of the grass.
Take a few minutes to check out your watering system regularly , it’s worth it!