Conserving Water In the Bathroom During A Drought
When there hasn’t been a lot of rain, your area may be running low on water. If a drought warning is called, you may be required to conserve your water as much as possible. There are a few easy ways to do this. Here’s a list of a few to get you started, but also listen to your local officials for complete instructions.
- Install low-flow shower heads. If you live in an area where droughts are frequent, you may want to consider installing low-flow showerheads in your bathroom. It may seem like a little bit of an investment up front, but can wind up saving you money in the long run.
- Time yourself in the shower. Sometimes when you get in you can easily forget how long you have been in the shower, causing the water to run and run. Set a timer on your cell phone or play a select song in order to ensure that your shower does not go over 5 minutes long.
- Fix any toilets that may be running. If you have a loose seal, or a handle that you have to jiggle in order to keep the water from running, now is the time to get it fixed.
- Install low-flow toilets. Your typical toilet uses quite a few gallons of water. But switching to a low-flow toilet will save on how much water you use each time you flush.
- Do not leave the water running while you are shaving. Take the time and turn off the faucets in order to conserve running water.
- Do not leave the water running when you are brushing your teeth. Same concept as above, but also turn off the water when brushing your teeth. Encourage your kids and other family members to do the same.
- Conserve on flushing the toilet. This one sounds gross, but really if you are just going #1, you don’t have to flush every single time. Each flush uses gallons of water, and if the drought conditions are bad enough, you are going to want to conserve that water for better purposes.
A few small changes to your bathroom and your habits can help you conserve water when it is really important. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, give us a call. We’ll be happy to walk you through everything and provide you with all the options we have available. Your free estimate is waiting for you!