How Can I Save Money On My Water Bill

While water is the most essential thing in our lives and homes, powering everything from our bodies to our showers and refrigerators, it comes at a cost!

If you’re wondering how to save money on your water bill, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll lay down some top tips for reducing your water usage and dropping your bill to an all-time low.

Leaks are one of the leading reasons for high water bills. If you’ve noticed a sudden leap in water utility costs, it’s likely a hidden leak is the culprit. Leaks can occur anywhere in and around the home. Common troublemakers include:
  • Dripping taps
  • Old, cracked pipes
  • Underground leaks
  • Poorly maintained appliances
  • Outdated fixtures
It’s important to hire a professional to properly fix leaks to prevent structural damage and to stop your water bills from rising even further.
Another way to reduce your water bills is super simple — use less water! While this may seem like a difficult task, there are some quick steps you can take to make a real dent in your water usage. Here are some ideas to try:
  • Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Avoid pre-rinsing dishes before placing them in the dishwasher
  • Set a timer for your shower.
  •  Set up an automatic irrigation system in your garden.
  • Avoid disposing of pollutants, like paint and medicine, by pouring them down the sink.

Tip 3: Collect rainwater

Another effective and environmentally-friendly way to reduce your water bill is to start collecting rainwater. You don’t have to go off-the-grid entirely, but even a small rainwater tank can make a big difference when bill time rolls around. In fact, a well-designed rainwater collection system can reduce your household’s water usage by up to 90,000 litres per year. You can use rainwater for everything from cooking and gardening to running your washing machine.

Tip 4: Hire a plumber to inspect your pipes

If you have an older home, there’s a chance you’re running with degraded and damaged pipework or inefficient fittings and appliance installations. These factors can significantly increase your water bill. It’s a good idea to hire a professional plumber to inspect your pipes and plumbing systems to ensure they’re running at optimal capacity. They’ll be able to offer tips and advice for upgrading your system to save as much money as possible.

Tip 5: Use water-saving devices

There are several innovative water-saving devices on today’s market that can help you reduce water usage and utility costs. Some popular options include:

  • Water-efficient taps or aerators, which produce a high flow-rate feel while using half as much water as traditional taps.
  • Water-saving and earth-friendly shower heads.
  • Flow restrictors or shower timers that you can install with an existing shower head.
  • Toilet tank banks, which can save more than 3.6 litres of water per flush.
  • Soil moisture meters, which can accurately tell you when your gardens need watering and prevent excess water usage.
  • Water-efficient dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Hot water recirculation systems.

Start saving money today

One of the best ways to save money on your water bill is to keep your pipes, hot water systems and appliances in good condition. Hidden leaks are the number one reason for sudden jumps in water bills and the longer they’re left alone, the more the costs will rack up.

At Atkin Plumbing and Gasfitting, we will thoroughly inspect your plumbing system to identify and repair any leaks, saving you hundreds on your water bills. Contact us today for a quote or to find out more.

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