By conserving water, you can lower the utility bills in your Montgomery, Alabama, home and help the environment. Water conservation can also extend your septic system’s life or help you avoid rate increases for your sewer system. Conserve water by changing your landscaping, checking for leaks and using faucet aerators.
Change Your Landscaping
Place native plants and succulents in your garden. They don’t need much water or additional care. You should plant perennial flowers that bloom every year instead of annuals that only last for one season. Perennials are less expensive and easier to maintain.
You can also save water at home by minimizing the size of your lawn. Make your garden larger and replace thirsty grass with clover, Mexican daisies or stonecrop. These plants have beautiful flowers, and since they don’t grow as fast as grass, you won’t have to mow your lawn as often. To reduce water waste from evaporation, water plants in the morning or evening.
Check for Leaks
A running toilet or a leaky faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water every year. Leaks can also impact your indoor air quality by encouraging microbial growth and rot.
Fortunately, repairing many types of leaks is inexpensive as long as you act promptly. If you notice increases in your water bill, constantly hear dripping sounds or smell a musty odor, contact an experienced professional.
Use Faucet Aerators
Faucet aerators are simple, inexpensive devices that screw onto faucets. They increase water pressure by mixing water with air. Faucet aerators reduce the amount of water you use along with splashing and noise. For additional ways to conserve water, shut off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth and take shorter showers.
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