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Tips and Tricks: Reducing the Water Bill
with these Bathroom Hacks

How to save water in your bathroom

Although most of us usually remember to turn off the lights when we leave the room, or turn down the heating when we’re warm enough, we somehow forget about saving water altogether. We’re so used to having it around in abundance that we don’t stop and think about the bill that comes at the end of the month.

Save water in bathroom
Bathroom is the place where family uses most of water, so it's a good place
to start when you want to cut down on your water usage and the water bill.

It may seem impossible in the first place (of course we don’t want to shower LESS), but there are several ways and tricks we CAN use in the bathroom to reduce our water bill. Here are some of them:

The Sink

Are you one of those people who let the water flow during the obligatory 3-minute teeth brushing? If you are, you’ll be surprised to hear that by turning it off, you can save up to 50% of the water. This works for shaving, as well. Alternatively, you can use a bowl to wash the razor in, instead of using the constant flow for a second or two it takes to wash off the hairs.

Bathroom sink
There are many instances where water is used excessively in the bathroom sink

With sinks, it often happens that they get leaky. It’s immensely boring and annoying, but it’s bad for the budget, as well. The ’’drip drip drop drop’’ that seems unimportant can in only one day cost you the amount of water used for an average shower.

The Tub

If you’re a lover of long, relaxing baths with a glass of wine, music, and candles, that’s great. BUT, it’s not great for the usage of water. Since during a bath we use as much water as we would in two, even three showers, you might consider it a luxurious treat rather than an everyday routine. You can drink that wine on the sofa!

Bathroom tub
A relaxing bath is great, but keep in mind the amount of water and heating
needed, so use it sparingly and choose shower instead.

The Toilet

Although there IS that disgusting saying “If it’s yellow...’”, DON’T follow it. Flush it, no matter the color. It stinks, it’s gross, and highly unhygienic. If you want to save water in the toilet, get a low-flow one, or (and this is the free option), put a water bottle directly in the tank. In this way, less water is used in flushing. Toilet tanks can be leaky as well (test this by putting some food dye in, and if the bowl is colored at all times, you have a problem).

Bathroom interior setting
Watch for water leakage in your toilet bowl and choose a tank that saves water

For any type of inconvenience, whether it’s leaky toilets, taps, or some other dismay, you can rely on a plumber in Melbourne available 24/7, and a team of experts will solve the problem quickly, efficiently, and at any time of the day or night.

The Shower

Since we all (hopefully) shower at least once a day, the amount of water used per home can be enormous. This can’t be stopped, but don’t despair! You can still reduce the usage significantly. Instead of those long, meditative shower sessions, try limiting them to several minutes. In other words, use the shower to get clean, not to solve world problems. People with long hair and those who prefer to shave and brush their teeth in the shower can turn off the tap while shampooing or brushing/shaving.

Shower head
The shower heads and how you use the shower also provide many instances
where water can be saved, without sacrificing personal hygiene.

Another option is to install the popular low-flow showerheads which use about two thirds less water than the regular ones. This may be a bit pricey, but it’s definitely profitable in the long run.

So, if you think your water bill always has to be gigantic, you’re wrong. It is true that the average household spends a lot of money on it, but it can be reduced through smart saving—turning off the flow when it’s not absolutely needed, installing pieces that use less water, or spending less time in the shower or tub.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys writing about home and family, pets and gardening.

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