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Five tips for saving water at home

Looking for more ways to save money as bills continue to pile up during quarantine? Apart from electricity, there’s another item you can control: your water consumption. Here are five tips for saving water at home:

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1. Make a bucket your home buddy

Use a pail and fill it up with water when you need to do a chore. Imagine the big amount of water you can save if you use water from a pail vis a vis a hose or faucet when watering your plants, bathing your pets or cleaning your car.

2. Attach a shower head to tap fittings

It’s not the heavy blast of water but a wide water sprayer which can help clean tough dirt and grease from dishes. Using a shower head can clean dishes effectively without using too much water. If you’re able to, try installing a foot tap. A foot pedal which you press to control the flow of water helps reduce water consumption by as much as 50 percent.

3. Watch your flushes

Of course, there will be times when you really need to flush the toilet. But you would also know when NOT to. Just think! If you can flush things down the bowl with water in a dipper, do so!

4. Don’t let your water run

It has been said time and again: turn off your faucet knobs when brushing your teeth or shampooing your hair. Just think about how much water you waste if you just let it run in between.

5. Use eco-friendly cleaning products

Use biodegradable cleaners as well as phosphate-free detergents also helps to reduce water consumption and is less harmful to the environment. Some of these cleaners include lemon, baking soda and vinegar- which all have disinfecting properties and doesn’t need to be washed off a surface or item after it’s been used to clean.

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