Get Smart About Water Conservation

Water conservation doesn’t have to mean only taking one shower a week or never flushing the toilet. Instead, there are many smart ways that homeowners in Texas can conserve water without any negative lifestyle impacts. Use the following tips to save money on your water bills through conserving water in your home.

Water Conservation Tips

  • Reuse water from rinsing produce and recycle it for watering house plants or outdoor flowers.
  • Keep a pitcher in the refrigerator for cold water instead of running the tap and waiting for it to get cold.
  • Choose drought-resistant ground cover. If the homeowner’s association requires a traditional lawn, set the mower’s blade a little higher. A taller grass blade helps the roots grow deeper and become more resistant to drought.
  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator instead of under running water.
  • Check outdoor sprinklers and faucets as well as indoor fixtures for leaks.
  • Replace old shower heads and faucets with water-conserving options.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting water run over them. Fill the sink with hot soapy water instead of running it constantly while hand-washing dirty dishes.
  • Avoid watering the lawn or garden on windy days. Before watering, check the moisture at two to three inches below the surface. Water less frequently but more deeply to help reduce evaporation, and set a timer to prevent water runoff.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, our plumbers offer eco-friendly residential plumbing services that include leak detection, replacement of inefficient fixtures, and updates to home plumbing systems. Our team is available 24/7 to fix urgent plumbing problems and we offer convenient appointment times for all other services.

For more information about conserving water in your home, call us today.