Five Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage

Water has become a precious commodity for millions of people. Short supplies in parts of the country and skyrocketing utility bills have forced Ruston people to rethink the ways they use water to conserve existing resources and to cut costs. Save the environment and your wallet by using these five easy ways for cutting your water usage.

1. Reduce Dishwasher Loads

Getting a glass to use for a drink of water might seem natural, but so might leaving the dish in the sink or dishwasher and then getting a fresh glass later in the day. Cut down your dishwasher loads by reusing your drinking glass and other dishes during the day, whenever possible.

2. Reuse Water for Plants

Cut down the number of times you run the water for plants by reusing water whenever possible. For example, you use a lot of water for washing and cooking food, so stop pouring it down the drain. Instead, reuse the water for plants or your yard. Also, homes equipped with dehumidifiers have a steady source of reusable water that you shouldn't discard. You can also keep a bowl next to your kitchen and bathroom sink to catch running water for later use.

3. Get Smart in the Bathroom

Cut water use in the bathroom by turning the water off while shaving or brushing your teeth. You can also save water by taking a shower rather than a bath. You should also make sure you have a low flow shower head and a high-efficiency toilet to reduce further the amount of water used.

4. Max Out the Laundry

Cut back your water use by doing fewer loads of laundry. Rather than running multiple small loads of laundry during the week, combine loads, so you can use the full capacity of your clothes washer, making the most out of the water it uses.

5. Repair Leaks

Water leaks can account for a substantial part of your Ruston home's water use. Stay vigilant for leaks in your kitchen and bathroom faucets, and the toilet. Outside, replace or repair leaking hoses to ensure you put the water to good use.

Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Ruston, LA home. Call Mark Johnson Plumbing today at (318) 257-6167, and see how much you can save this month.