Doesn’t it feel like we are always in a dry season?
It has been intolerably hot in the past few weeks, and to make it worse, it is barely raining. Yet, the realities of COVID-19 mean that many of us are spending more time at home with our families and our water bills are beginning to suffer!
We know that many of you want to do your part to save water and help the environment, we can help you get started. These tips will help you save the environment…and your water bill.
- Check Your Plumbing Fixtures for Leaks!
Repairing leaks are low hanging fruit to save costs. Check to ensure that your toilets, faucets, showerheads, water heaters or any water-using appliance is free of leaks. The average home wastes 180 gallons of water per week due to leaking showerheads, toilets, faucets, and more. When you check for leaks, you can conserve up to 9400 gallons of water per year!
Our leak detection tablets help you detect leaks in your toilet with just a few drops of dye in the toilet tank. How will you tell if you have a leak? After 10 minutes without flushing, if the colour moves to the toilet bowl from the tank – there’s a leak!
2. Install High-Efficiency Aerators and Showerheads
These are simple devices that replace your existing faucet aerator and showerhead to reduce the flow rate without compromising your comfort. As a bonus, they will also help you to conserve energy by using less heat. Our aerators cost only JMD $400 and can help you save hundreds of gallons of water!
Since COVID-19, many people are not only gardening for leisure but have turned their attention to planting fruits, vegetables, and seasonings to become self-reliant. But it’s still important to make sure that you use water efficiently while gardening. Here are two tips that you can use to save water while taking care of your garden:
- Harvest Rainwater
Set up a rainwater drum or barrel to catch rainwater from your roof and use it in your garden, yard, and other non-drinking purposes. Rainwater is free and the plants love the nutrients in it! Interested in getting a drum or barrel? We can help you design a system.
2. Put a Layer of Mulch Around Your Plants and Trees
Mulch reduces water loss from evaporation, helping the soil retain water. With this layer of mulch around your plants and trees, you won’t need to water as often. You should also remember to water in the cooler hours, like early mornings and evenings! This will help your plants absorb the water better.
Following the tips above will help you to save water and lower your household costs!
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If you have more tips, share them in the comments. We would be happy to hear them!
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