With the water crisis in Utah due to September’s unseasonable weather, you should be saving all the water you can. Every family in Utah can contribute to water conservation, and there is no such thing as a small effort.
If you’re not sure of what you can do to help alleviate the water crisis, get started with these:
Save Water when Bathing
Bathing uses a big portion of your water supply at home. If you’re used to taking long showers, then you’re consuming a lot of water. Of course, with the current weather, you would want that bath to feel refreshed. You may not notice that you’re being wasteful by letting the water run until you get the right temperature for your bath, but Whipple Service Champions noted that you can already save simply by calling for water heater repair.
If your water heater isn’t working properly, it won’t get the water to the right temperature quickly — and that can be a problem.
Water Plants in the Early Morning or Late Afternoon
Caring for your lawn and your garden should be intuitive. When you water plants midday, most of it will only evaporate. That means the plants are not getting full use of all the water you wasted. Instead of doing this, water your plants before the sun rises or after the sun has set, so that it can benefit the plants fully. Before watering the plants, check if they need more water. Who knows, maybe you can skip it until the next day?
Use a Glass When Brushing Your Teeth
It’s a small thing, but using a glass means regulating the amount of water you’re using while brushing. This means you don’t have to let the faucet run continuously, and that’s where the savings come from. If every member of the family does this, you’re contributing a great deal to water conservation efforts already.
Don’t be wasteful of resources. No matter the time of year, be smart about your water use.