How can you reduce your water consumption at home without compromising your comfort? Here are some important tips for lowering the bill, and at the same time using water in a spirit of sustainable development.
Opt for a shower
For a five-minute shower, it takes about 40 to 60 liters of water, while a bath swallows about 120 to 200 liters. Thus it evident that a bath is much more expensive financially and environmentally. It is therefore recommended to shower instead bathing as much as possible.
Contrary to popular belief, hand washing requires more water. Newer dishwashers use around 12 liters of water per wash, while hand-washed dishes require an average of 42 liters of water.
Track down leaks
Mini-leaks often go unnoticed. However, a continuously dripping tap can waste a hundred liters of water per day. With a leaking flush, we reach up to 600 liters of water lost daily, while the fact of improperly closing a tap (trickle of water) can cause 400 liters to flow in a day.
User your water economically
- To water your plants, collect the water used to wash your fruits and vegetables.
- Install taps with mixer or aerator, with considerable water savings.
- When washing your hands or taking a shower, don’t let the water run when using the soap. Also turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
- Invest in a washing machine or dishwasher with a highly ecological and economical label.
- If possible, install a rainwater collection cistern.
Cassidy is a certified dietician with a focus on patients suffering with diabetes. She has more than 10 years of experience, working with patients of different background. She writes health-related article for the Scientific Origin.