21 Mar 2011
It’s no secret that household bills are getting higher and higher and so one way to keep household costs down is to use less water.
Using less water in your household may help make your rates bills more bearable to look at, and it will also help us all live in a more sustainable community.
So what can you do to keep water use to a minimum? Here are some of my ideas:
One way to help preserve water is by buying water efficient appliances and white goods. For example if you choose a good quality, water efficient dishwasher than this should use less water than if you washed your dishes by hand.
Water can also be saved in the house if you start using water saving shower heads and tap aerators. Do a quick Google search and try to find the brands that offer the best litre to minute rates.
Rain tanks are another popular option for Everton Park households trying to save water. Rain tanks are great because they can help add value to your home and the water collected from them can be used to wash cars, wash pets, water the garden and much more.
If you find that your garden requires a lot of watering than you may be able to cut down on your water use by planting drought resistant plants. Drought resistant plants require little to no watering, check at your local garden nursery to find out what plants would be suitable for your garden.
To help save water around the home you can also do things like take shorter showers, keep the tap turned off when brushing your teeth or make sure to fix any leaking taps promptly.
Even if you can save small amounts of water at a time, it can add up to big savings in the long run and you’ll feel better knowing they you’re helping the environment while keeping your water costs down too!