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From showers to leaky faucets, save money on simple repairs and other tips.
Every time you shave minutes off your use of hot water, you also save energy and keep money in your pocket.
Install low flow shower head
By installing low flow shower heads it helps control the water flow.
Keep showers under 4 minutes. Purchase a low-flow shower head.
The Dual-Flush Toilet Converter helps you save water and money, providing just the right amount of water per flush.
Get a low-flow toilet. Flushing the toilet is the biggest water user in the house. Older, conventional toilets can use 5 to 7 gallons per flush, but low-flow models use as little as 1.6 gallons per flush. When you consider that the average person flushes five times per day, the gallons can really add up.
If you can’t replace your higher volume toilet, put a plastic bottle filled with water in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used per flush.
To check for a toilet leak, put dye or food coloring into the tank. If color appears in the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak that should be repaired.
“If its yellow, let it mellow.” The saying may be cliché, but its good advice. If you're grossed out by the “yellow,” just put the toilet lid down.
Don’t flush things down the toilet to dispose of them. Throw tissues and other bathroom waste in the garbage can, which doesn’t require gallons of water.
Keeping a 5 gallon bucket handy will help capture the warm up water from your shower, use that excess water for cleaning or to water plants.
Turn the water off while you lather up or brushing you teeth, this could help save around 4 gallons of water each time you wash your hands.
Rinse your razor in the sink. Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.
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