Ways to Reduce Water Consumption 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that you spend about 8-10 gallons when you take a 4-5 minute shower. Substitute baths for showers. Skip showers when you do not feel dirty or use alternative ways to clean up – such as using dry bathing shampoo or hygienic clothing.

Check if your toilet is leaking. Put food coloring inside the tank. After several minutes check the bowl to see if the water inside has the pigment you put in the tank.

If the water inside the bowl changes color, you have a leakage. The most common problem would be a loose flapper in this case.

Get faucets, showerheads, and toilets that help conserve water. We are talking about low-flow toilets, auto-detect faucets that shut off automatically, and showerheads with a shut-off valve to turn on or shut off mid-shower.

Throw these towels into a waste basket and dispose of them appropriately later. These facial towels can clog your toilet drainage system because they take a long time to disintegrate.

Water pressure controls the speed at which your water flows from the faucet or showerhead. If the pressure is too high, you may waste several gallons of water as you adjust to the right one. Adjust the water pressure to your liking to prevent wastage when the pressure is too high.

Always turn off faucets when they are not in use. For instance, do not leave the water running when brushing your teeth or cleaning your face.

Whenever we step into the shower, we waste several precious seconds as the water warms up. We let the water drain away without a second thought. The wasted water may not seem much but the wastage becomes considerable over time.

Reduce the number of times you flush the toilet, especially if you haven’t had a number two. According to Time magazine, we could save over 187 million gallons every year if we peed in the shower.

Ways to Reduce Water Consumption