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Try These Tips to Save Money on Your Water Bill in 2018

Try These Tips to Save Money on Your Water Bill in 2018

Make 2018 the best year ever by making plans right from the start to improve all areas of your life, including your physical and mental health as well as your financial health. One way to help specifically with your financial health is to find ways to cut costs to help your household budget go further.

As a homeowner, you are shouldering a number of costs; simply by planning ahead and committing to a conservation plan, you can reduce your bills significantly. One such cost area is your water bill. Here are some helpful tips on how you can bring your costs down in 2018.

Proactively Search for Leaks

Water LeakThat dripping faucet or other small plumbing leak may look innocent enough and it may seem like a hassle to fix it, but those small leaks can waste a huge amount of water. The more water that you waste, the more that you’ll pay on your water bills.

Look for signs of leaks, like pooling water, damp spots on walls, ceilings or floors, moisture on pipes and mold growth. Once you suspect a leak, deal with it right away.

Take Shower Instead of Baths

ShowerAfter your hectic day in San Antonio, TX, it sure is nice to kick back and relax in a nice hot bath, but realize that choosing that way to clean yourself is very expensive.

Filling the tub uses way (like way more) more water than a shower. For extra savings, keep your showers short. If you can get away with 8 minutes or less, you’ll see savings roll in. To reduce your water footprint even more, install a low-flow showerhead.

Go to the Car Wash

Car WashGenerally, as a rule, going the DIY route saves you money. However, when it comes to washing your car, the opposite is true.

Take your car to a commercial car wash to avoid running the hose to wash your car. Ideally, you should try to find a car wash that recycles water so that you can max out your water conservation (and money saving) efforts.

Use Grey Water for Plants

Water PlantsNo question, your plants need attention and water, but avoid running to tap to do so.

Instead, reserve your cooking liquid or collect water in a rain barrel to keep your plants well hydrated.

Your choice of plumbing fixtures can help with your water conservation efforts too. It’s worth your while to learn about your eco-friendly options.