Four Ways to Reduce Your Summer Water Bill

The hottest time of the year is near. Water is used more in the summer than any other season. We wanted to share some tips to help you save money on your summertime water bill.

  1. Reduce your shower time
    Listening to one song turns into a concert when taking a shower (we’ve all been there). An increase in your water bill could be the result of your hour-long shower. If you have a standard shower head, you are using 2.5 gallons of water each minute you are showering.
  2. Go to the car wash
    Sometimes, washing the car lands on your DIY project list. This is one you can skip. Not only does driving to the car wash save you time, it saves you money. The few bucks you spend upfront saves you later on your bill.
  3. Garden your garden with purpose
    When it’s time to water your plants, what’s your usual process? Let’s start by changing the way you prepare. Instead of turning on the water and dragging the hose to the exact section or plant you’re ready to water, place the hose where you’d like to begin and then turn on the water. This small change can help you stop using unnecessary water and watering areas that don’t need it.
  4. Wash your dishes effectively
    The summer brings holidays like Father’s Day, Fourth of July and more, that call for family gatherings with food. Celebrations at home mean washing more dishes. The best way to do this is to have one side of your sink filled with soap and water, and one side with water for rinsing. This way you aren’t continuously running water on each dish you’re cleaning. Make sure to also scrape any food residue left on the dish before you begin washing.

These four tips can help conserve water during each summer month and beyond. It may take some time to adjust and get into a routine for doing some of these activities, but in the long run, it’ll be worth it. If you’re looking for additional ways to save water, check out even more water conservation tips.