Water conservation can go a long way to preserving the environment and lowering your monthly utility bills. If we each "Save a Drop" we can "Save a Lot". It's easy to take our water for granted, turning on the tap and getting safe water in an instant doesn't take much thought. It is important to remember that water is one of our planet's most precious resource.
Here are a few tips on how you can reduce water waste in your home:
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, washing your face and shaving. This easy change can save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
- A leaky toilet could cost you hundreds of litres per day. Listen for noisy leaks and check for quiet leaks by putting food colouring in your tank. If the colour runs into the bowl, you have a leak.
- Run the washing machine only when it’s fully loaded. Each load you eliminate saves 45-140 litres of water.
- Outside taps should be shut off inside the home during the winter months to prevent leaks outside.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you could save up to 500 litres per month.
- Save rain water and use it to water your garden, indoor plants and lawn. Another great source for watering plants is the cooled water from boiling pasta or vegetables.
For more water conservation information and tips, please visit https://www.saskwater.com/water-conservation/ or https://www.wsask.ca/water-programs/water-conservation/.