Five Easy Ways to Save Water During Drought Season

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At Bell Plumbing and Heating, we care about the environment and helping our customers save water and money on utility bills. That’s why we’ve come up with a few easy ways to save water during drought season. Feel free to call our Denver plumbing experts any time you have questions or need some advice.

  • Do Laundry and Dishes on an As-Needed Basis

You would be surprised at how much water you can save simply by wearing a pair of jeans or another item of clothing at least twice before doing a load of laundry. You can also wait to do a large load of dishes instead of running the dishwasher for just a few dishes. If you don’t have a dishwasher, fill up the sink with soapy water to wash instead of leaving the water running.

  • Upgrade to a Water-Saving Toilet or Low-Flow Faucet

Many homeowners who have older toilets notice a sizable difference in their water bills once they upgrade to a water-saving toilet. Installing a low-flow toilet or faucet is especially important during drought season since most of the water in the bowl comes from the fresh water supply.

  • Find Ways to Use the Last of the Water in Your Water Bottle

Do you usually pour out that last ounce of water in your water bottles once it gets warm?  Instead of pouring it down the drain, use it to water a house plant, or pour it into your pet’s water bowl.

  • Use Re-claimed Water for Your Lawn and Garden

While drought season may not be the best time to use a rain barrel, you can use a rain barrel during the times of year when water is plentiful. Then store it in 5-gallon containers to use on your lawn and garden during the drought season.

  • Make Sure all Faucets are Completely Shut Off

Although it may not seem like much, a dripping faucet can add up in the long run. When you take a shower or use the sink, make sure the faucet is completely shut off when you are finished.

For more Denver plumbing tips, call Bell Plumbing and Heating to speak with one of our friendly staff members.

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