Is Your Family Wasting Water?

Small repairs and changes in your daily habits can make a huge difference when it comes to water consumption. Here are some helpful tips to conserve water usage.

  1. Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they are full.

    Both of these appliances use a significant amount of water and electricity. While it’s tempting to run them when you need something but have less than a full load, waiting is your best bet.

  2. Repair leaks.

    Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a dripping shower head or an issue with your plumbing, these small leaks can add up to big money. Don’t put off repairs – call Haldeman Mechanical today!

  3. Take shorter showers.

    Reducing your time in the shower by only 1 or 2 minutes can have a noticeable impact. Better yet, replace your old shower head with a higher efficiency model that can save you thousands of gallons per year.

  4. Install a low-flow toilet.

    Your toilet uses more water than almost anything else in your home. Replacing older toilets with low-flow models can result in substantial savings on your water bill.

  5. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth.

    By letting the water run while brushing your teeth, you are wasting up to two gallons of water per person every day.

  6. Use care in watering your lawn and garden.

    Only water your lawn in the early morning or evening when water evaporation is minimal. Don’t overwater your lawn, which leads to runoff. And adjust your sprinklers to only water the lawn and garden, not your sidewalk or driveway!