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8 ways to save more water in your household



8 ways to save more water in your household

The growing population, environmental changes caused by global climate changes and warming, and increase in development are the major factors that influence the supplies of clean and drinking water over the world.  Ensuring a reliable water supply is becoming more challenging. Making people aware of efficiently using and saving water is one of the principles that can contribute to saving water, providing enough clean water for everyone, and avoiding water restrictions. To make water available for everyone in enough amounts, we all must start taking steps in saving water and reduce unnecessary waste of this precious liquid. Therefore, septic services Miami professionals have provided a (number) of ways we can all apply in our households to contribute to saving water. These steps in reducing the usage of water help your community have enough water supply, but also save you money on water bills.

  1. Instead of handwashing dishes, run a full dishwasher machine

Dishwasher machines generally are using less water than handwashing dishes. Especially, those dishwashers that have an “Energy Star” certificate. This label means that a dishwasher machine uses around 30% less water than other models without this label. Additionally, most nowadays dishwasher models don`t require pre-washing, you can save water by skipping this unnecessary step. The estimations are that the average American household uses around 300 gallons of water per week. Washing dishes in the dishwasher can save more than 7,000 gallons of water annually.

  1. Soak dishes instead of rinsing

If your dishwasher machine requires pre-washing or some of your dishes are too big to fit into a dishwasher machine and require hand washing, we suggest soaking those dishes instead of rinsing them. Soaking dirty dishes will remove strains and food buildups with less water than rinsing each dish piece individually. Sinking all the dishes at once in a sink and washing them all at once, instead of washing each one by one under the running water. Rinsing dishes with running water requires approximately  147 gallons of running water per week.

  1. Install high-efficiency toilet

Traditional toilets are using between 3,5 and 7 gallons of water in each flushing. This means that the average home that flushes 10 times a day, spends around 70 gallons of water daily only on toilet flushing. The more economical solution is installing a high-efficiency toilet that uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flushing. This means, that with a high-efficiency toilet, you can save up to 700 liters of water annually.

  1. Run full loads

Although most people run their laundry machines with few dirty items and don`t wait for laundry to collect to fill the full load, this is considered an unnecessary waste of water. Running a full laundry machine load instead of a half-full saves approximately 3.400 gallons of water annually.

  1. Take more quick showers than long baths

The estimations are that one full bathtub contains up to 70 gallons of water, while in short showering person approximately uses around 25 gallons of water.  

However, many people also prefer long hot showers so reducing the showering time to only 5 minutes can have a significate impact on saving water, especially if all the family members start practicing a shorter showering. One minute under the shower typically wastes 5 gallons of water per minute. This implies that the sorter time you spend under the shower the more you will save on water.

  1. Reuse food preparing water

The water used for cooking pasta, washing fruit and vegetables, and for other food preparation can be reused for watering plants. Most of the cooking and food-washing water is rich in nutrients that will help plants grow.

  1. Make a rain garden

If you have a garden in your yard you can significantly save the amount of water you use for watering if you make a rain garden. Rain gardens don’t require additional watering and all the water they use is from rain runoffs from the house and other hard surfaces for supplying the garden with necessary water.  Additionally, you can divert the wastewater from the gutter into planting bad which will work as a sponge.

  1. Turn off the tap while not actively using the water

Many people keep the water running while brushing their teeth and washing their hands or face when shaving. However, turning off the tap while you are not actively using water while teeth brushing, washing hands or shaving can save up to 20 liters of water daily.


Saving Water awareness slowly gaining people’s attention, and many water-saving systems are being developed to reduce the waste of water. As water supplies are becoming more and more the subject of concern in an increasing number of countries, we assume that water saving will continue to rise in traction compelling everyone to implement water-saving behavior.