Tips to Reduce your Water Bill – Melbourne Plumber
Did anyone get they’re last water bill and have a little freak out? I know the feeling.
Left wondering why it was so high and what you have done differently?
See our top tips on how to reduce your next water bill.
Fix all Leaks
A leaking tap, a dripping shower, a running toilet, a dripping hose. Even though to the naked eye, these leaks seem very minor . . . They all eventually add up! A dripping tap is still adding to that water bill of yours, and your not even using that water! Thats literally money down the drain. So step 1, fix all leaks!
I can maybe guess why your water bill was a bit larger over winter . . . Who loves nothing more than a long, hot shower at 6am in the morning or after a long day at work? I know I’m guilty of this! But unfortunately, that’s a big contributor to your water bill. Simple solution: now we’re in spring and the weather’s getting a bit warmer, try shorten those showers to about 4 minutes. Remember those shower timers from about 8 years ago? Grab that out again and try stick to the 4 minutes.
Use your Dishwasher instead of washing your dishes by hand
Washing your dishes by hand uses almost double the amount of water a dishwasher uses. So permission to be lazy and use your dishwasher; it’s good for your water bill and for mind.
Install Water Smart Devices
Change your regular shower head to a water saving one, and upgrade appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine to water smart and energy efficient appliances.
Reuse your Water
Some tips on how you can reuse your water is:
- Divert water from your washing machine out onto your lawn
- Redirect water from shower and bath to your lawn
- Catch water in a bucket; for example when your heating up your water for the shower, catch the cold water and reuse it for the garden, washing dishes or other uses.
Insulate your pipes
Insulating your pipes means they won’t get as cold overnight/in cold weather, meaning they will take less time for the water to heat up.
Wash your clothes in cold water
By doing this, your clothes will be just as clean and it will also preserve their colour. Not only that, it will save a heap of water and energy!
There are so many ways you can save on your water bill! How creative can you get?
Got any other tips? Let us know in the comments!
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