3 ways to save on water

Paying for water isn’t usually something worth stressing over. Water is usually one of the cheaper bills. But if you’re looking to save a little money this month, there are plenty of areas where you can cut back, including your water bill. Here are three ways you can save on water…

Fix the drip: A small drip in the faucet of your seldom-used third bathroom may not drive you nuts, but over time that can add up to gallons of wasted water. Taking care of those drips can help you pay other bills.

Stop wasting: Cut off the sink while you’re brushing your teeth. Don’t set the washing machine to large when you’re washing a medium load of clothes. Make sure your dishwasher is full before you start it up. There are a lot of ways we use too much water, so figure out where you’re being wasteful and put an end to it.

Be more efficient: There are faucets and shower heads available at your local home improvement store that are more efficient than the ones you currently have. While it takes a few weeks to get used to a lower water pressure in your shower (trust me, I know), you’ll eventually adjust to it and your wallet will thank you.

Also, pay attention to your water bill. Mine is almost the same price every month. One month it more than doubled. That led me to finding a pinhole leak under the house. And forget the price of the water, that could have led to bigger problems down the road.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details