3 Money-Saving Tips for Summertime Water Bills

Spend Less Money This Summer on Water 

Summertime means homeowners will be looking at an increase in their water bills. Between the additional showers needed to wash up after outdoor adventures, the amount of water consumed to stay hydrated, and the usage of water as homeowners tend to their gardens and lawns, homeowners can see the cost of their utility bill rise during the hotter months. However, there are some ways that homeowners can conserve water to mitigate these higher costs.

Purchase and Install a Water-Saving Device 

shower Homeowners should consider a plumbing upgrade if they’re looking to lower their water usage, as many water-saving devices are available today. For example, many low-flow showerheads use less water while maintaining water pressure, and water-saving toilets use around 20% less water per year using a two-flush system. 

More devices can also help homeowners save on water, like the ECO Shower Drop, which measures the water a homeowner uses when showering and notifies them when it’s time to get out. Similarly, a device called Water Pebble also measures the amount of water used when a shower. This device sits at the plughole of the shower or bathtub and will light up in an amber color when it has reached half of the acceptable amount of water.

Don’t Waste too Much Water on the Lawn

lawn When taking care of the lawn, homeowners can waste a lot of water by not knowing the appropriate measures to tend to their yard. Watering the lawn is best done in the early morning, before sunrise. This will ensure that there will be less water evaporation since it will still be cool outside. Less water evaporation means more water for the plants per watering, which means less water will need to be used to keep them fed. 

Also, homeowners that live in certain areas can anticipate wetter conditions and plan accordingly. These wet conditions can allow homeowners to skip watering their lawn and garden, as the summer rain will be enough to give the plants the nutrients they need. With rain, homeowners can avoid turning on the hose or sprinkler and thus save money on their water bills. 

Additional Steps to Limiting Water Usage

Aside from installing water-saving devices and limiting how much water is used in the garden, there are some additional ways homeowners can limit their water usage. These ways include checking for and repairing leaks, taking shorter showers, discontinuing water usage while brushing teeth and shaving, and using the dishwasher and washing machine for full loads. 

Also, homeowners can save water by not letting the faucet run idly when hand-washing dishes. These water conservation methods will help homeowners fight against wasting water and high water bills.

About RiverView Mechanical 

RiverView Mechanical is a locally-owned and operated company committed to providing the residents of Hellam, PA, and the surrounding areas with high-quality repairs at fair, honest prices. They offer straightforward pricing, emergency service, and the latest technology. Call them today for plumbing services in Hellam, PA.