Do you know how much water you’re wasting? These common household habits waste a surprising amount of water. 

Ignoring That Leak

You know that little leak you noticed a while back and said to yourself “oh, it’s not doing any damage, I’ll deal with it later”? Even the most minor-seeming leaks can waste a lot of water because water is constantly flowing out. That little drip can impact your water bill and may cause damage to your home if left unchecked. The best thing you can do when you notice a leak, no matter how minor it may seem, is to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Using the Toilet as a Trash Bin

Using your toilet to dispose of various products, such as kitty litter, makeup remover wipes, etc., is not only bad for the plumbing system, it also results in water waste from all that excess flushing. Even products that say “flushable” on the label can cause clogging in your pipes, and the more items you flush, the more water you waste. Instead, dispose of those items in the trash and don’t flush anything but toilet paper and bodily waste. 

Old Fixtures

Old, outdated plumbing fixtures are considerably less efficient when it comes to water usage than newer models. Upgrading to a new, low-flow showerhead or toilet can save you up to 50% of the water than an older model uses. New low-flow models will give you just as much water pressure and considerably less water waste. If your toilet or showerhead are old, think about replacing them with new models that are more efficient. You’ll be amazed how much your water usage decreases!

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