Top Ten Ways You Waste Water

Top Ten Ways You Waste Water

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Although water covers the majority of the Earth’s surface, just around 1% of it is freshwater appropriate for drinking and household usage. The majority of the remaining water is salty or is frozen in the polar ice caps and glaciers. That implies that saving freshwater is critical, and with most Australian families using an average of 200 gallons, there is plenty of space for improvement. Even minor changes, such as replacing dripping faucets, taking shorter showers, or turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, can make a significant difference in your water usage, and with water bills rising at an alarming rate, particularly in the Melbourne area, conserving water can also help you save money.

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In a normal household, it is possible to waste a significant quantity of water each day due to ageing fixtures, inefficient appliances, poor plumbing, and old habits. A toilet with a broken flapper valve, for example, can waste litres of water every hour as it runs and refills the tank continually. Here are ten ways you may be squandering water without realising it:

1) Making use of your toilet as a garbage bin. Toilets are the largest source of water use in your home, accounting for over a third of total indoor use. You squander five to seven litres of water every time you flush a face tissue or feminine product. Not to add that flushing anything besides human waste and toilet paper is harmful to your pipes and drains!

2) Taking lengthy baths and showers. Consider the following: The average shower in the United States uses 17.2 gallons of water and lasts up to 8 minutes – that’s a lot of water.

3) Standard showerheads. Consider installing a low-flow showerhead that utilises roughly 2 gallons of water per minute.

4) Water leaks. According to US News, the average residence may leak more than 10,000 gallons of water every year. Keep an eye out for leaks around your toilet, faucets, hose bibbs, and any other plumbing item that you use frequently. Repair or replace leaking water pipes as quickly as possible, and monitor your monthly water account for concealed leaks.

5) Laundry loads that are just halfway complete. Make sure that each load of laundry is about full. In the long term, this will be more cost-effective.

6) Using a dishwasher that isn’t quite full. Before starting your dishwasher, make sure it is entirely filled. In fact, if a “regular cycle” isn’t required, you should consider running it on a “light” cycle.

7) Dishwashing with flowing water. Instead, fill your sink with soap and water and soak your dishes. Go ahead and wipe them off after a few minutes!

8) Standard toilets. An older toilet may use up to 2 gallons more water than a contemporary low-flush or high-efficiency toilet.

9) Lawn overwatering. Watering your grass in the morning (5-10 a.m.) is preferable in the summer since the air is cooler and water evaporates more slowly. Furthermore, watering is only required twice a week… MAX!

10) Brush your teeth while the water is running. Simply remember yourself to switch off the water while brushing your teeth if you have a tendency of doing so. There is no reason for the water to be running if you think about it.


Begin conserving water now by contacting J.O. Plumbing for assistance with plumbing repairs, fixture replacements, water conservation, and more! We service residences in and around Melbourne. Our firm provides courteous service, high-quality craftsmanship, and experienced, professional plumbers that are available seven days a week to assist you with all of your plumbing needs.

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