Last Updated on March 17, 2021You won’t have to spend more than necessary on your house if you know the right tricks to cut monthly costs. How do you do that, though? Well, you can start knowing how to reduce water bills. Water bills can weigh more on your budget than you could imagine. According to statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American family uses around 300 gallons (1135.624L) of water. How to reduce water bills? You can consume less water and save more money by following these five easy hacks!
1. Fix your leaky faucet
You might think that a leaky faucet is nothing serious and get all lazy about fixing it but trust me, it will subtract some more digits from your bank account, drip by drip! A leaky faucet can waste more than 3,00 gallons a year, which is the amount of water you’d need to take 180 showers, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So, if your kitchen faucet or showerhead is leaky, t’s better to invest in fixing it for once and save money on the water bill.
2. Don’t leave the water running
Whether you’re taking a shower, doing dishes, or washing your hands, don’t leave the water running. Just think about it, you take a shower maybe once or twice a day, you wash or rinse your hands before and after each meal or so, all while leaving the water running. And sometimes you even forget to turn it off! You will be able to save more money and get to spend it on other more enjoyable things than water bills, like travel or a spa day!
3. Use water faucet aerators
Again, your faucet is the main source of money loss! But don’t worry too much, I’ve got your back — actually, water faucet aerators have got your back and wallet! All you should do is invest in water aerators, those small attachments that you can fit at the end of the water tap to reduce water flow. A standard water aerator can curb water flow up to 2.2 gallons per minute.