Conserving water is everyone’s business. Being aware of our water consumption is important for our environment and our future.This article goes into detail on how to save energy and water in your home.
Water saving renovations are money saving renovations. Leaky pipes, outdated appliances, and poor irrigation practices hike up your water and energy bills and wreak havoc on your septic system. And, in drought-ridden states, water wasting can be subject to hefty fines and usage audits.
Luckily, many water-saving home renovations are simple and inexpensive. The costlier renovations, like purchasing and installing new appliances, offer long term gains by saving thousands of gallons of water a year.
Whether you’re renovating to fix an existing water problem or looking to save money with increased sustainability, here are seven of the top water-conserving renovations to consider.
1. Repair Leaking Pipes and Faucets
Hidden leaks in your home can ruin your home’s interior and flood your lawn. One indicator of a leak is an inconsistent water meter reading. Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when water isn’t being used. If the meter reading changes between readings, you probably have a leak. Other signs include: