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High Water Bill? We Have Some Great Tips To Save Money!

24 October

Great Tips To Save Money On Water Bills

Thanks to climate change, water is no longer an unlimited natural resource. In fact, we are left with less than 1% usable freshwater on Earth.

Hence, we must leave no stone unturned and no drop wasted! Even simple efforts like turning the tap off while brushing or using a bucket instead of a shower can save a lot of water in the long run.

But did you know your choice of plumbing services also plays a massive role in reducing water waste? Believe it or not- broken pipes and leakage, if not treated immediately, can waste up to 20,000 litres yearly! So, it is important to keep an eye on your taps.

Let’s take a look at some sustainable plumbing methods to save water and your expenses.

1. Switch To Water-Efficient Showerheads

It is no secret that showering results in a significant amount of water wastage. That’s why we recommend using a bucket instead. However, you can still reduce your rate of water consumption by opting for a water-efficient showerhead. Such showerheads often feature various spray functions and maintain the pressure to provide squeaky clean results while using less water.

2. Choose Water-Efficient Shower Systems

Speaking of showers, installing a reliable and efficient shower system will be a valuable investment in your quest to save more water. Besides choosing designs that produce more droplets with less water, you must ensure a reduction in the total wastage caused by installation, heating and cooling. Ideally, look for shower systems with small and insulated hot-water pipes.

3. Replace Or Fix Old Toilets

Previously, a typical toilet used up to 7 gallons of water in a single flush. That’s because older toilets were not designed to conserve water, so consider getting a new unit or give the old one a makeover.

Nowadays, efficient toilet units use just 1.28 gallons for each flush. You can opt for dual flush toilets that allow you to choose between two options- light flush and heavy flush. The former is suitable for getting rid of liquid waste by using as little as 0.8 gallons of water. The best part is that you can get your existing toilet converted into a dual flushing system

4. Reduce Outdoor Waste Water

An effective plumbing system takes care of water consumption inside and outside your house. That includes the lawn sprinkler and irrigation controllers for those who are maintaining a farm. Regular inspection and plumbing maintenance are recommended to ensure minimum water wastage.

5. Get New Faucets

An old-fashioned, inefficient faucet can waste up to 2 gallons of water every minute. Since they are one of the common culprits of indoor water wastage, we highly recommend upgrading your faucets with an aerator or replacing the old model. This is one of the most inexpensive plumbing changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprints.

6. Invest In A Hot Water Recirculation Pump

When using a heater, ensure that the distance between the heat source and the water outlet is minimal. The longer the distance, the longer will be the waiting time and more water will be wasted. You can ask your plumber to install a recirculating pump to facilitate the automatic pumping of hot water, even before the user turns on the outlet.

Benefits Of Water Conservation

Some Water Saving Tips!

  • Did you know that Coca Cola is cheaper at our local service stations than water? In some countries, water is even more expensive than petrol. Here’s the easiest water saving tip that we know, it’s dead simple and will save the average home $100 dollars each year – turn the tap off when brushing your teeth.
  • Another easy idea that doesn’t cost a cent is to take your phone or media player into the bathroom, pick your favourite song that is around three minutes long. Crank it up and jump into the shower. The song acts as a timer and when it ends, you know it’s time to hop out of the shower – no cheating by putting your phone on repeat though!
  • This summer, when the kids want to cool off, put the sprinkler out on the lawn and let the kids play on the grass, just make sure they are in the shade or slip, slop and slap. This way you are using the water they are playing in for your garden!
  • Save laundry and dishes in the machines until you have enough to warrant doing a full load. . The greywater from your washing machine can be captured in a bucket and used in the garden as well.
  • These ideas can save over $400 in water wastage per year if they are consistently applied and the great thing is they are free.

We Can Help

To handle any of your plumbing requirements, simply reach out to Gold Coast Plumbing. We are available at your service, so feel free to call us on our helpline number or email us. You can even drop in your details on our official website, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

Our team of trusted plumbers and repair specialists brings you the best solutions at the most affordable rates. So, call us today and do your bit to save water!