15 Quick Tips on How To Conserve Water at Home and Save Money

Updated: March 30, 2021

Did you know that the United Nations has declared March 22 as World Water Day? And as part of this annual celebration, I’m sharing today some tips on how to save water at home.

It’s important to do water management and conservation because freshwater is not a free resource. And by learning how to save water, we can consequently save money.

Bathroom Tips

1. Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket. It could take more water to flush paper products and can result in clogging and costly repairs.

2. Install water-saving showerheads such as those that have water aerators or flow restrictors. You can also do this on faucets.

3. Put plastic bottles or float boosters in your water tank so that you’ll use less water to flush. If possible, you can also install and use a dual toilet flush system.

Read more Bathroom Tips here.

Kitchen Tips

4. After cooking pasta, drain the water into a large pot instead of the sink. Let it cool, and then re-use it to water your plants.

5. Designate one glass for drinking water for each person, each day. Opt for a water bottle if available. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.

6. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap. Then re-use it to water your plants.

7. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

8. Instead of letting the water run while you wash dishes, fill one sink with soapy water for washing, and the other with clear water for rinsing. If you don’t have a double sink, use two large bowls for washing and rinsing.

Lawn and Garden Tips

9. Opt for shrubs, grass, and plants that have low watering needs. Ask your local garden shop for what’s available that can grow in your garden’s soil type.

10. Avoid watering your garden and lawn during windy days. And do it early morning or late afternoon to reduce water loss due to evaporation.

11. Have a rain barrel to collect water from the rain, which you can re-use to water your plants.

12. Take out weeds in your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light, and water.

13. Give your pet dogs a bath outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

Final Tips

14. Fix or replace leaking faucets and water pipes. To check, you can close all faucets and check your water meter if it’s still running. A leaking faucet can waste as much as twenty gallons of water per day.

15. It goes without saying, be conservative in using water. Don’t leave the water running while you’re soaping in the shower, brushing your teeth, cleaning the dishes, washing your car, etc.

Got any more tips on how to save water at home? Please share them below in the comments section. Thank you.

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One comment

  1. Consider the purchase of a composting toilet. The idea may take some time to catch on here in the Philippines but I can tell you from experience that the well constructed unites do in fact perform great. My first unit was purchased many years ago and I know for a fact these products have been constantly improved and upgraded over the years. You will save a LOT of water.

    Water recycling is nothing new. There have been systems available for many years that reuse bathing and laundry water for flushing the toilet. In some countries, water is used three times before it goes down the drain. 1. the bath, face and hand wash is saved and used for: 2. The water is used as a prewash in the laundry and finally 3. the water is used to flush. We are very blessed and should be thankful for the abundance of water we have here in the Philippines most of the year. If we have a super dry spell, YES do all we can to conserve so we will all get past the shortage until that blessed rain falls again.

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