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Go Green, Save What You Can

Go Green, Save What You Can

There are several benefits that come with reduced water consumption. At the top of the list is the fact that water costs money, so you save some green when you use less water. Another plus is that conserving water helps the environment in your Brenham area. If you use a septic tank, it will last longer because you'll be reducing the load on the system. Here's five easy ways to cut water usage that won't cost a lot of money or lower your standard of living.

A leak anywhere in your plumbing can cost you more water than the amount you actually use. Have pipes inspected on a regular basis. Be sure to include both interior and exterior faucets in this inspection. A toilet can be one of the worst offenders when it comes to leaks. Here's a simple way to find out if a toilet is leaking. Put some food coloring in the tank and wait 30 minutes without flushing. If you see the food coloring in the toilet basin, there is a leak.

Change conventional shower heads to low flow models. Similarly, substitute faucets with flow restrictors or aerators to cut water usage. These are inexpensive upgrades, but they save on water even if you tend to leave the tap running, or if you don't force yourself to take shorter showers.

You can capture even more savings by switching to an ultra-low volume toilet. Typical toilets use three to five gallons of water per flush. A ULV model cuts this to just a gallon or two per flush. If you are stuck with an older toilet, fill a plastic bottle with gravel and water. Close the lid tightly. Put the bottle in the toilet tank clear of the mechanism. This reduces the water held in the tank, so the amount used for each flush is also reduced.

Avoid using water needlessly by leaving the tap running when you shave, brush your teeth or do other chores. Wait to run the dishwasher or clothes washer until you have full loads.

Finally, don't waste what nature provides. Purchase a rain barrel or two and set them up under downspouts. The water you collect is perfect for watering your Brenham shrubs, grass and gardens.

Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Brenham, TX home. Call Plumb Level, LLC today at (979) 200-6674, and see how much you can save this month.


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