Friday, May 24, 2013
Common-sense notions to save more money and water (Water efficient house)
Summer is the time when we all use/waste lot of water. To save your water and money you must think water, act water to reduce water wastage. For saving anything we all need a common sense.
Check list if your home is water efficient house
The left side of this house is water efficient, while the right hand side is not. Move your mouse around the picture on both sides of the house to appliances in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry and out into the garden for some water saving tips.
Some fact about water use in home
- A dripping tap can waste more than 2,000 litres of water a month. That's 24,000 litres a year!
- About 20 per cent of household water is used in the bathroom, and another 18 per cent in the toilet.
- About 13 per cent of household water is used in the laundry. Conventional top loading washing machines use an average of 120 to 150 litres of water each load.
- About six per cent of household water is used in the kitchen. A running kitchen tap can use around nine litres of water a minute.
- On average, about 43 per cent of household water is used in the garden and for other outdoor use in summer
- Household appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, toilets, taps and showers can use a lot of water. By checking the water efficiency rating when you next buy an appliance you can help save water, and save money on your water and electricity bills.
If we all use following tips we can save water and save more money.
· Avoid Dripping
Fix dripping taps. Remember, one leaking tap can waste more than 2,000 litres a month.
· Avoid Hosing Water
Avoid using water if you don’t need to (e.g. sweep paths instead of hosing them).
· Avoid Running Water
Turn the tap off when you can and don’t use running water to wash your hands, clean your teeth, wash vegetables, shave, etc.
· Avoid Water Flowing
Fit aerator nozzles to taps and these reduce flow without compromising use.
· Avoid water consumers
Use water efficient appliances – make sure when you buy new dishwashers, washing machines etc. that you choose water efficient models.
· Avoid large Flushing
Install dual flush toilets. They can use as little as three litres on the lower flushing.
· Avoid Long Showering
Take shorter showers and use a timer to help you monitor how long you are in the shower.
· Avoid Low loading
Always run appliances (washing machines, dishwashers) with a full load so that you do fewer cycles per week.
· Avoid watering garden
Think about ways to re-use household water on the garden – e.g. you can throw the dirty water on the garden, use washing machine water, keep a bucket in the shower.
· Avoid watering on daytime
Water gardens appropriately and don’t water lawns, don’t water in the heat of the day, use water efficient plants and train plants to put down deep roots by watering less frequently.
· Avoid Rain Water to go Away
Use rain barrel/ rainwater tanks to collect water for gardening.
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