Installing an earth friendly bathroom or walk in shower is not as expensive as you might think. It’s actually easy to install and really affordable. When you are remodeling your bathroom, the most important improvements are adjustable or low flow showerheads, dual flush toilets, faucet aerators, etc. In addition to saving money, water conservation will help you to reduce water pollution and contribute to a better environment.
REDUCE SHOWER FREQUENCY
By reducing even, the frequency and the time of showering you can save a lot of water. Rather than a daily bath, you should pick a shower instead, and you will save between 10-25 gallons of water. The average bathtub is using 35-50 gallons per bath and the average shower only 25 gallons within 10-minute showering.
WATER SAVING TOILETS
From all the water being used in the home is almost 30% flushed down the toilet every day. Toilets can be spending 5-7 gallons per flush. I recommend you to buy a low flush toilet which uses only 1.6 gallons. When you count all that together, an average person flushes the toilet five times per day, so that’s probably about 20.4 gallons saved by one person per day. If it’s affordable, you should get a low-flush toilet.
Another great advice to save water with toilets: don’t flush things down the toilet for disposal. Throw tissues and another waster to the garbage and you will also save up a lot of water.
FAUCET – OFF
First of all, you need to turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth or even shaving. A smart thing to do is to install low-flow faucet aerators into your sinks, and you can save huge amounts of water.
If you leave the faucet running while you are brushing your teeth, you spend approximately 2 gallons of water every minute. In 5 minutes that’s 10 gallons. The easiest way to save water in the bathroom is to turn the faucet off while you are brushing your teeth or shampooing your hands.
Faucets can also drip a lot. It can be disturbing, and it also is a huge waste of water. Fix the dripping faucets and you can save up to 20 gallons of water which you could use to take a shower.
Flow restrictors can be a cheaper way if you cannot afford to replace the whole shower or a toilet. Flow regulators are limiting the amount of water to a lower number, and it can save a lot of energy. And with best high-pressure shower heads, you won’t even notice a decrease in flow rate. In the most cases, it limits the amount to 2.5 GPM. It is really an inexpensive way to reduce water consumption.
SAVING WATER IN THE SHOWER IS EASY
To save some water while showering you should buy a low-flow shower head which can save around 2.5 gallons per minute or even more. If you are shaving your legs or brushing your teeth in the shower, it might be convenient to turn off the water while you are doing it. It can save a lot of water which you can use somewhere else.
Don’t wait for hot water start to flow. You should plug the bath before running the water, and you can adjust the temperature later. Or even put a bucket in the shower while you are waiting for the hot water and you can use that cold water from the beginning somewhere else in your home (flushing down the toilet, cleaning, watering plants, etc.).
The most important thing is not to let water on while you don’t need it. By only turning off the faucet you can save huge amounts of water and save a lot of energy and also be kind to the planet Earth. If you want to reduce the water consumption, you should make an investment in water saving bathroom installation which can be more expensive at the beginning, but it will definitely pay off.