Water Saving Tips, Ideas & Techniques
Save water. Discover practical and easy water saving tips. Reduce your water bills to generate extra cash, and help the environment by conserving water.
Most of us, at least in the western part of the world, take water for granted. Just turn the faucet, push the flush handle and its there. You simply don’t give it a second thought.
In some places, you don’t even pay for water. And when you’re not paying for something, you use it generously, wasting it for no need and loading the environment unnecessarily.
There are plenty of ways to conserve water without hampering our life style to much.
Indoor Water Usage Distribution
This diagram provides an overview of typical home indoor water usage, prior to using water saving products or techniques.
The diagram depicts only the indoor water usage distribution. Of course that if you own a garden, the amount of water you use for outdoor could be twice or more than what you use indoors.
As always, the first place to look for big savings is where the big money is, or in this case where you use a lot of water. See my Saving on Ladscape Watering with Frugal Gardening page for tips on saving water while maintaining a green and healthy looking garden.
A typical home can cut its indoor water usage by 30% or more by applying simple water conservation methods, changing some habits and using simple and inexpensive water saving devices.
Being the number one indoor water consumer, the Toilet is the first place to look for water savings. My Water Conservation Products page has plenty of excellent tips for saving on toilet water with immediate results.
The Shower, Faucets and Cloth Washing are next in line for big savings. Here are some excellent Water Conservation Facts for saving water on Shower, Faucets and Clothes Washing.
Last but no least, here are some more Ways to Conserve Water on Leaks, Dish Washing and Miscellaneous Domestic Activities.