5 Items that Save Hundreds
Updated: Nov 5, 2018
It's been awhile since my last post, but I can say that I learned a
lot in the meantime. Over time I will post about many more ways to save water. But today, I will concentrate on devices you can buy your house for Christmas that save you money and help you live better.
There are five must have devices in your home that will go a long way to save your water bill. While there are others, I chose these because with their ease to use and the fact that other than your water bill going down, you will hardly be able to tell you are using them.
The first great water saving gadget is the low-flow high efficiency aerator. This device sits at the end of the faucet and and air to water as it leaves the faucet. This will make the air pressure leaving the faucet pleasantly strong and able to do what you need it to - like spray leftovers off a pot. It will save you typically about 500 gallons of water yearly. Add one to all of your faucets!
You can also use low flow shower heads. You simply screw it on to replace the old shower head. As with most of these gadgets the low flow shower heads on the market today are more efficient than the ones in the past. They work a lot better and reviews show many happy customers. A low flow shower head can easily save a family up to 3,000 gallons of water per year.
The shower is a good place to save water. Another gadget that can save water in the shower is the automatic shut off nozzle. This is a device that sits between the shower head and the pipe. The object is to use water to rinse off your hair and body and then cut the flow off while you are soaping up. So use to wet your hair, then turn it off. Add shampoo to your hair and lather it up. Then once again, turn the nozzle on and rinse your hair off. Repeat the process for your body.
The dual flush converter is another easy to use device to save water. As toilets are the biggest user of water in the home and easily use up 30% of a households water, they are great opportunities to save water. The dual flush toilet uses 0.5 gallons of water to flush urine and 1.5 gallons of water to flush solid waste. These converters are easy to install and easy for everyone to use.
In my opinion the way to reduce water usage is to install a grey water diverter in your home. This takes the mostly clean water from your laundry or your kitchen sink and enables you to reuse it to flush your toilet or water your lawn. This simple system will save much money and water. You will want to make sure that you are using plant friendly soaps in your laundry (no bleach, when used to irrigate your yard) or sink.
I am increasingly convinced this will recycle up to 2/3 of household water, saving tons of money for the typical household. I will be writing much more about them as I learn more. I would like to compare different systems for you to consider.
See you soon!