Earth Day Water Saving Tips

April 22nd marks Earth Day, a day celebrated by millions of people across the world. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the United States has made tremendous progress improving air quality, cleaning up contaminated lands, and protecting our water resources.

The following are some water saving tips for your home.

  • Monitor your water meter and bill every month and track your usage over time. Seeing how much water you use may inspire you to work harder to cut back, but most importantly, you’ll have early notice if your water usage spikes. This is often a sign of a plumbing leak, one of the biggest water wasters of them all! 
  • Take a few minutes and inspect all of your faucets, fixtures and hose bibs. If they are leaking or dripping, call us to get them fixed. For example, a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year. That’s the amount needed to take more than 180 showers!
  • While you’re planning upgrades around the home, consider new plumbing fixtures. Installing efficient showerheads and new water-conserving toilets may help you save up to 20 percent of the water used in every flush.
  • Challenge yourself and your family to be disciplined about running faucets. While brushing teeth, washing dishes or doing other everyday tasks, make sure the faucet is turned off as often as possible.