Water Waste Concerns: Why Saving Water for Summer Months is Key
Using water in the summer can be costly.
You have a list of things that you want to do in the summer and can’t wait until the hot summer sun forces you to jump in the pool, run through the sprinklers, go down the waterslide, or do some of the other water activities that you have planned for the summer and not worry about water bills. The summer may even see you relaxing around the home with the AC on while drinking glasses of water to keep cool.
No matter what you plan on doing this summer, it’s likely that water will be on the agenda, even if you’re simply staying around the house. Since many have exercising activities that they partake in despite the summer heat, they may take two or more showers a day to cool off because they sweat a lot in the heat.
Even if a person hasn’t exercised and only plans to stay in the home, the home may not be cool enough, which forces the person to take cold showers to stay cool in the heat. Washing clothes in the washer may be more prevalent in the summer as well because of all the outings that will take place, which means clothes will need washing more often.
If you’ve already seen a spike in your water usage before summertime, then you can bet that you will be using a lot more water during the summer. If water waste is something you’re concerned about around your home, then you’re going to have to take steps to implement water conservation methods that will work in your home.
How You Can Save Up for Your Summer Water Usage
No matter how you’ve chosen to use your water for the summer, the key thing to do is to save water because you know you’ll be using more in the summertime. Many tend to drink hot beverages, such as cocoa and tea during the cold months, so they may not to drink as much water or even use as much water around the home during the winter months, but summertime is different.
Since summer can bring about the need to use more water, then water conservation is important. Start using your water wisely, and don’t forget to check for leaks because they waste water, and a lot of water may be wasted without you even knowing about it.
If you want to choose a set amount of water that you plan to use for the month, it’s possible to stay within this limit if you let everyone know how they are expected to use water in the home. Small children will need the most guidance because they tend to waste water without thinking twice about it. If a child has to brush their teeth, then don’t let them run the water, instead, fill up a cup to assist them with brushing their teeth, so they’ll save water.
When you choose to wash your vegetables and fruits, get a bowl for this task to fill with water as opposed to letting the faucet continuously run water to do the job. Small changes will make a difference in your water consumption. Your water bill will thank you for it and so will your wallet.
Prevent Water Waste Whenever Possible
- Create a budget for your water usage at home
- Don't ever let water go to waste when it's preventable
- Turn off the faucet when the water is not currently in use
- Choose to take a shower, not a bath
- If taking a bath, make it a spit bath when possible
- Collect water for drinking in a jug to prevent waste
- Water the grass when the sun is gone to avoid water evaporation
- Use the washer after you've filled it to capacity
- When the dishwasher is loaded, then you can run it
It may seem very challenging, if not impossible to create a water budget or usage limit for your home, but many households do this, especially if they have to collect water each time they need to use it. Imagine those that live in other countries that don’t have running water but have to collect water in a bucket or drums to use it; they are more likely to know exactly how much water they're using.
Just because your water comes from the faucets and you can get as much as you need when you need it, doesn’t mean that you can’t conserve and calculate your water usage. If you follow water saving tips, then you’ll easily be able to conserve water, and if you need more water for the summer, then you can use it because you’ve saved on water usage before the summer.
Allow Your Plumber to Help You
- Check for leaks throughout the home
- Check the water meter
- Examine the pool for leaks
- Check outdoor piping and faucets
- Check for wet walls or mold, which means leaky piping in the wall
Once you get your plumber to start doing leak detection as well as give you advice on ways to conserve water, then you can see a significant change on your water bill and how much water you’re using around the home.
Plumbers at Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in Glendale, AZ can perform leak detections and more if you call 623-499-9794..