Jun 28, 2013   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Tip Of The Month  //  Comments Off on 5 Hot Summer Water Saving Tips for Your Home, Pool and Lawn!

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Are you tired of seeing your water bill skyrocket during the hot summer months and paying way more than what you’re used to? Well here are some easy hot summer water saving tips that will help lower your water bill and keep money in your pocket all summer long!

1.      Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Did you know that taking a 15minute shower results in 60 gallons of water used? That’s because most showerheads produce about 4 gallons of water per minute! On the other hand, low-flow showerheads only produce about 2 gallons per minute.

Your Water Savings: 50% water saved per shower

 

2.      The Pool Test

Preparing your pool for the hot summer months should include a leak test to insure valuable water isn’t continuously leaking throughout the day.  To perform this test all you need to do is mark your water level with a grease pencil on the side of the pool and check your mark after 24hrs.  If your water level has dropped after no pool use then you have a leak!

Your Water Savings: A leak the size of a pinhead can waste 360,000 gallons per year

 

3.      Install Pool Covers

Most people don’t realize how much money you can save by simply covering your pool during the summer months. Covering your pool will not only help keep it warm but also keep water from evaporating under the hot sun.

Your Water Savings: Varies depending on the size of the pool and the amount of sun exposure.

 

4.      Water With a Hose Not Your Sprinkler System

Although it takes a bit more effort, watering with your hose instead of your sprinkler system insures that water isn’t running off onto your pathway or evaporating into the air.

Your Water Savings: Approximately 12,500 gallons of water saved per year.

 

5.      Lower the Setting on Your Dishwasher

If you think about it, most dirty dishes don’t require much effort to clean. Unless they’ve been sitting in your kitchen sink for several days.  Even rinsing prior to washing isn’t really necessary.  So stop rinsing your dishes before placing them in your dishwasher and lower your dishwasher setting to the light wash setting instead.

Your Water Savings: Approximately 2,860 gallons of water saved per year.


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