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5 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Schedule a routine check for leaks and damaged pipes

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Original Article: Joy Jabile-Ejercito Photography: Paolo Feliciano

Water is one of our basic necessities. To be able to live comfortably, we need ample water supply. As homeowners, we should always think of ways on how to conserve water to save on costs. To avoid wastage, we should always be on the lookout for leaks and problematic pipes at home. Let these easy tips guide you.

Check for leaks in your toilet tank

Use the “dye test” by putting a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl, you have a leak. It’s easy to fix and you can save more than 2,200 liters a month.

Choose fixtures with adjustable settings

Water is also wasted when taking a bath so you should make full use of the features of your showerhead. Choose those with adjustable settings to control water flow. There are also pieces with different spray modes like normal, soft, and massage to control the flow and pressure of the water according to your needs.

Update your existing water valve

Toilet leaks cause more wastage compared to other fixtures. If your budget permits, consider replacing your old toilet bowl with a piece that has space-saving features. If you're not to keen on replacing your water closet, use a repair kit to control the amount of water that's needed for flushing.

Water your plants properly

Take care of your plants by watering them according to their needs. Make sure you close all water sources in the garden when not in use.

Turn off the faucet when not in use

When washing dishes, fill one basin with soapy water and another basin with rinsing water. Once done, you may use the water in the rinsing basin to clean the sink. This applies when brushing your teeth as well! Fill one glass with water to save on costs.

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