The first thing to note about saving water is that it is not just saving water. You only need to think about the issue for a moment to see that saving water is, in turn, saving energy. This, in turn, is saving money.
This is probably the main reason why Americans take this route when satisfying their home water needs. Various economic and political issues have recently led to increased energy prices, and people are looking for places to make savings.
Pale Blue Earth, a tech company producing rechargeable smart AA batteries which relay their power levels and charge more efficiently than the traditional alternatives, note that interest in their products is generally driven by a widespread desire to upgrade home economies into a system optimized for energy efficiency. Finding new ways of saving water is one manifestation of this phenomenon.
And saving water is also an environmental good. A home that saves water is that bit closer to being an energy efficient home. Sometimes, what makes an energy efficient home is such innovations, but the habits of the occupants are also important with saving water being one of the most effective things you can do to keep bills down.
Keeping Things Practical
Nevertheless, when browsing the advice out there on how to save water, you might have noticed that a great deal of it involves expensive water-saving installations, investing in alternative water sources, or just plain confusing technical advice regarding things like pressure and flow.
For many, none of this is helpful and in fact represents something of a hangover from the not-too-recent past when saving water was the work of the environmentally concerned and those people with the private resources to make their water consumption more sustainable.
These days, with the energy crisis being what it is, the rest of us are in dire need of practical tips for saving water, small changes that can be made easily and for no cost, but which add up to impressive water savings are the order of the day.
Practical Tips for Saving Water
Here follows then some practical tips for saving water on a daily basis. Each of these might appear, in isolation, to be pretty insignificant, but when you develop a few of these tips as regular water saving habits, you are likely to find that, in combination, they add up to some significant water savings.
Turn Off Taps
Well, of course. But have you turned them all the way off? A dripping tap can be very easy to miss and, if it drips for long enough, you would be amazed by how much water is wasted from just on single tap left dripping for a few days. Develop the habit of turning them all the way off and fix any taps that still leak. This is not a difficult job.
Economize Your Showering
Using less water when showering is firstly about showering for less time. That’s the first, most effective and most obvious way of doing it. However, you can also invest in a more efficient showerhead which can help you lather up with less water.
Use Alternative Water Sources (Smartly)
Alternative water products such as bottled mineral water or hydrogen water is primarily designed to boost health, but you can cut costs significantly by making them at home. Hydrogen water machines, for example, allow you to have hydrogen water without using any more tap water than you normally would.
There are many more tips than just these, but the best way to proceed is to take stock of your current water use and be honest about where you could use less.