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Top 100 Tips On How To Save Water In Sydney
Top 100 Tips On How To Save Water In Sydney
Saving Water in Sydney is a cause close to our hearts. Water is a precious resource, it’s a basic necessity for our very survival, so it goes without saying that each one of us should do our best to save this elixir of life. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Doing this simple step will help save many gallons of water a year.
Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance checkup. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.
Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street. If it’s raining heavily, be sure to switch off your sprinkler for the next few days to avoid watering the lawn when it’s not needed.
Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1000 gallons a month.
Avoid planting turf in areas that are hard to water such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and driveways.
Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost instead and save gallons every time.
Plant during the spring or fall when the watering requirements are lower.
Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks, so that every drop goes down your throat and not the drain.
Check your water meter and bill to track your water usage.
Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.
Wash your produce in the sink or a pan that is partially filled with water instead of running water from the tap.
Insulate hot water pipes so you don’t have to run as much water to get Hot Water System to the faucet.
Wash your car on the grass. This will water your lawn at the same time.
Drop that tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save gallons every time.
If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to a flowerbed, tree, or your lawn.
Make suggestions to your employer to save water (and dollars) at work.
Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and other uses.
Use a hose nozzle and turn off the water while you wash your car and save more than 100 gallons.
Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water-conscious community.
If your toilet was installed prior to 1980, place a toilet dam or bottle filled with water in your toilet tank to cut down on the amount of water used for each flush. Be sure these devices do not interfere with operating parts.
Install water softening systems only when necessary. Save water and salt by running the minimum number of regeneration necessary to maintain water softness.
Wash clothes only when you have a full load and save up to 600 gallons each month.
Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on top of the soil. This keeps the soil cooler and reduces evaporation.
Pick-up the phone and report significant water losses from broken pipes, open hydrants and errant sprinklers to the property owner or your water management district.
Bermuda grasses are dormant (brown) in the winter and will only require water once every three to four weeks or less if it rains.
Start a compost pile. Using compost when you plant adds water-holding organic matter to the soil.
Use sprinklers that throw big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops of water and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.
Listen for dripping faucets and toilets that flush themselves. Fixing a leak can save 500 gallons each month.
More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering. Be sure only to water plants when necessary.
Cook food in as little water as possible. This will also retain more of the nutrients.
Adjust your watering schedule to the season. Water your summer lawn every third day and your winter lawn every fifth day.
Turn the water off while you shampoo and condition your hair and you can save more than 50 gallons a week.
Bathe your pets outdoors in an area in need of water.
Choose new water-saving appliances, like washing machines that save up to 20 gallons per load.
Water only as rapidly as the soil can absorb the water.
Aerate your lawn. Punch holes in your lawn about six inches apart so water will reach the roots rather than run off the surface.
Select the proper size pans for cooking. Large pans require more cooking water than may be necessary.
Place an empty tuna can on your lawn to catch and measure the water output of your sprinklers. For lawn watering advice, contact your local conservation office.
Turn off the water while you shave and you can save more than 100 gallons a week.
When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while in the shower.
While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.
Emergency Plumbers can help you conserve water and make your home much more efficient when it comes to water usage. Give us a call at 96224888 to find out how we can help.