One of the household resources which is often wasted is water. By taking a few simple steps, it’s possible to significantly reduce the amount of water that a house uses. Doing so not only saves this valuable resource, it will also save you money. In addition, it’s a good way to help you learn to conserve in other areas of your house as well. Below find a variety of tips that will help you stop wasting water.
All Hoses Have Spray Nozzles
One of the best ways to save money is to make sure that all of the hoses at your house have some sort of spray nozzle on them. As much as a hundred gallons of water can be wasted each year when hoses are accidentally left on and leak, and even while water is running while you go back to turn off the water. A spray nozzle will ensure that you're only using water from the hose when you want to be using it. The type of nozzle really doesn't matter as long as there is something to restrict the flow of water from the hose.
Don’t Pre-Rinse Dishes
There is a tendency to want to rinse dishes that have food on them before placing them in the dishwasher. This isn't needed. Simply scrape the food off the dishes and any remainder should be taken care of during the wash without any problems saving a significant amount of water during the year.