A home with fully functioning plumbing is a luxury we often take for granted. While keeping your homes plumbing in good working order ensures your family isn’t inconvenienced by a plumbing problem, it is important to understand how it can also help to save water.
Conserving water is crucial, we don’t have an endless supply. Doing your part to save water around your home helps protect and preserve our environment, save energy, minimise the effect of water shortages and build safe communities.
How can you save water in your South West home? Read on to learn 5 simple ways including:
- Have leaking taps repaired
- Encourage everyone in your home to reduce shower times
- Collect rainwater to water plants
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
- Turn off your reticulation during winter
Have leaking taps repaired
A few taps in your home with an occasional drip or two may not be considered a plumbing issue. However, each drip wastes water and your money. If not repaired dripping taps can waste litres of water each day. Help do your part to conserve water and make having dripping taps fixed a priority.
Encourage everyone in your home to reduce shower times
There is no denying a long, hot shower is the ideal way to start or end the day. Do your part to save water by reducing shower times to a few minutes. If everyone in your household was to keep their shower times to a few minutes this can save tens of thousands of litres of water each year.
Collect rainwater to water plants
Sheltered outdoor areas such as a patio or alfresco plus inside your home are all popular places to display plants. Do your part to save water by collecting rainwater in buckets and using this to water these plants.
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
Leaving water running while brushing your teeth means precious water is being wasted down the drain. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and encourage other member of the home to do the same thing. Small changes can make a big difference.
Turn off your reticulation during winter
The Water Corporations winter sprinkler switch-off applies to all scheme and bore water users in Perth, Mandurah, some parts of the South West and Great Southern from 1 June to 31 August every year. Both businesses and households are included.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are the trusted name in the plumbing industry for all your plumbing needs in Bunbury and surrounding areas
If your homes plumbing is wasting water, call the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas to have it inspected and repaired.
Mainline Plumbing are the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ and offer fast, effective and honest workmanship for all your plumbing needs. Call the team on 9791 1608 today.