Water is one of the world’s most precious and irreplaceable assets, but today, Americans use 127% more water than in 1950. Additionally, while many people in the world exist on 3 gallons of water per day, Americans can use that in just one flush of a toilet.
Changing a few small habits around the house can be a simple way to not only conserve water but also save some serious cash. Recognizing this, Gary Findley, CEO of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain (bluefrog), is leading the charge on sharing cash-saving tips for homeowners and encouraging plumbers to think like conservationists.
Every extra minute used to warm up a shower, each drip from a leaky faucet, and all those days lawn sprinklers are watering the sidewalk, customers are not only leaking money from their pocketbooks but they are also unnecessarily wasting a precious resource. Plumbers are the first call homeowners make to respond to necessary service and repairs — they can help homeowners save water and money.
“World Water Day is a good reminder that access to clean water isn’t a luxury that everyone has,” Findley said. “By changing just a few simple habits, we can all do our part in conserving water and we’ll also see an immediate difference in our own pockets. Conserving water and helping customers save money is a winning situation for us, so we’re happy to share our expertise to help make a difference.”
Conservation tips include:
- Choose efficient fixtures.
- Reuse towels at home and at hotels.
- Quickly fix leaky faucets and toilets.
- Use a broom rather than a hose to clean off sidewalks and driveways.
- Check sprinklers to be sure they’re not watering sidewalks or streets.
- Always adjust the settings on your washing machine for the proper load size.
- Cover pools to avoid water loss due to evaporation.
- Put mulch around trees and plants.
- Avoid watering when it’s windy.
- Keep an eye out on your water bill to spot leaks early. Spikes in water usage usually indicate a leak.