7 Ways to Conserve Water at Home
Having easy access to clean tap water is a privilege that is often taken for granted. However, with climate change causing droughts and low water levels in certain parts of the world, many are now taking their attention to water conservation.
While there are a lot of ways to help save and preserve our water resources, the first step is starting it within our own homes. A little care and awareness can go a long way. Let us start with these tips on how you can save water from your home:
1. Turn off faucets when not in use
Bathroom faucets can easily run down around 2 gallons of water a minute. A simple way to save water is by turning off your faucet while you brush your teeth or shave. Also always check your tap for leaks, as leaking faucets can waste as much as 20 gallons of water a day.
2. Use every drop
Another way to help save water is by repurposing it. One way to do it is to collect water used in rinsing fruits and vegetables and repurpose and use it to water your plants afterward.
3. Use your dishwasher efficiently
Make smart use of your dishwasher to conserve water. Only run your machine when it’s fully loaded, even if you have to wait until the end of the day to do it. Dishwashers the same amount of water whether it’s loaded with a few dishes and glasses or with your family’s whole day’s worth of used dinnerware.
4. Shorten your showers
Showering is an essential part of our day, so it is easy to be caught up in it and mindlessly put water to waste along the way. The best way to save water while showering is simply cutting back on your shower time. Use a kitchen or cellphone timer to set ample yet shorter showers and see how it can effectively reap major water savings along the way.
5. Cover up your pool
Did you know that pool covers could help you save water? Pool covers can effectively cut the amount of replacement water needed for your pool by around 30-50% percent, especially when not in use.
6. Water by hand
There is no doubt that it is easier to use a hose when watering our plants. However, it would be best to consider hand watering when you have a small garden to save water. If it cannot be avoided, you may also save water by using repurposed water for your plants.
7. Capture rainwater
Saving and storing rainwater for garden use or cleaning purposes can help you reduce your water consumption. Use a gallon drum to catch rainwater from gutters or downspouts for future use, but always remember to cover them to keep it away from mosquitoes or dirt.
Additionally, using filtered tap water over bottled water can also help conserve our water resources. With a water filter, you can easily be more mindful and only use the water you need, which in turn can help reduce the number of plastic bottles that are harmful for our environment.
Not only is it more cost-effective, a water filtration system ensures that your family can access safe and clean drinking water 24/7!
Get a quality water filtration system like IVO! Compact, easy to install and easy to use, it also has an advanced 4-stage filtration process that features the unique hollow fiber membrane – the same technology used in dialyzers in the medical field! It removes microscopic impurities and microorganisms as little as 0.1 micron – such as bacteria, microplastics and even sub-microplastics!
Furthermore, IVO has an unfiltered spray feature, which can be used for washing and cleaning in the kitchen. This gives a bigger area coverage than water flowing straight from the tap, thus reducing water consumption by as much as 30%!
IVO’s hollow fiber membrane technology has passed NSF/ANSI/CAN 42 standards and is fully NSF-certified. Filters have been tested according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) S3201.
IVO is manufactured by Toray Industries, makers of Torayvino, the number 1 faucet-mounted water purifier in Japan.