Water in the Anthem, Arizona area is more expensive because we live in a desert environment that doesn’t have a lot of water. Droughts can cause restrictions for water usage to go into place to conserve water. Reducing your water usage is not only better for the environment but can also help you save money. In the United States, we’re privileged with clean, free-flowing water and sometimes we can take that for granted. How can you save water to save money?
Don’t Keep the Water Running
Running water can add up! Think about how much you keep water running. Do you keep it running when brushing your teeth, shaving, or waiting for cold water to come out of the tap for drinking? When you are shaving or brushing your teeth, use a cup of water to rinse your toothbrush or razor. Or just turn on the faucet when you actually need it. It takes a few minutes to brush or shave and in those few minutes, you can waste up to 2 gallons of water per minute! Other times you may run the water out of the kitchen sink waiting for colder water to come in. Instead of running the water, keep a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator. Our reverse osmosis water systems can provide you with great drinking water that is completely pure without having to pay for bottled water.
Take Shorter Showers
Did you know that by cutting your time in the shower by 4 minutes, you can save $100 per year? Now think of how many people are in your family. You can save hundreds of dollars per year just by cutting down the time you spend in the shower! You can also save money in other ways such as electricity or gas to power tankless water heaters.
Make Smart Choices About Landscaping
In Anthem, Arizona we are in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in the north Phoenix Valley. Being in the desert we don’t get a lot of natural rainfall. While having a patch of lawn may seem nice, is it really worth the trouble and expense? Having to constantly water the grass can add up on your water bill. If you really are set on having a lawn, be sure and consult with a local landscape professional on how you can choose the right grass and landscape in a way to save on water costs. Xeriscaping is a water-saving method to create a beautiful landscape through the use of natural features and native plants. Not only will it save you from having to water the landscape, but it will also be the lowest maintenance landscape you’ve ever had!
Replacements to Make to Save Water
If you have old appliances, sinks, showerheads, and other plumbing items that are older, they can be using more water than necessary. Replacing showerheads or toilets with EPA WaterSense certified replacements can save on water costs. Using more efficient dishwashers and washing machines will also use less water and save you money on your water bill.
Don’t Let Leaks Go Unnoticed
If all of a sudden you have a high water bill, hidden leaks could be the cause! But even a bunch of small leaks such as a dripping sink or exterior hydrant faucet can add up if left unchecked.
Get Your Whole Family On Board
If you want your water and money saving efforts to have the most benefits, you need to get everyone in your house on board with your plan. With everyone on board with your plan to save water, you can have success in saving money.
Do you need maintenance done on your plumbing or an annoying leak to be fixed? Contact us here at Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical and we would be happy to help with all your plumbing and maintenance needs!