How much water actually flows through your pipe every day? The answer is easy to find, for example by looking at your own water bill. In many apartment buildings, however, the water consumption is allocated across the board to the number of tenants. A process that does not encourage saving water. Because looking at the meter has a psychological effect: In
these cases, consumption often falls by up to 30 percent – and that without additional measures!
Tip: With 18 to 27 gallons per capita and day, you are one of the economical consumers.
However, anyone who chases more than 35 gallons through the pipe every day is using too much water.
With a few tricks and twists, you can quickly put an end to water waste in the household.
Here are some examples:<
Flow limiter: An adapter in the shower hose or on the tap ensures that less water flows. In combination with so-called aerators, also known as aerators, you replace water with air and thus make it fuller. Price: approx. 5 dollars
One-hand lever mixer: In contrast to the conventional two water taps, the temperature can be regulated more quickly with the one-hand lever. When buying, look out for one-hand levers that have cold water flowing in the middle position. Alternatively, the lever should always be turned to the right, i.e. to cold. How to save water and energy!
Cost: from around 30 dollars
Economy flush: Every day we chase buckets of drinking water through the toilet flush.
A water-saving toilet cistern provides the same performance with less water. Old cisterns can also be upgraded with water stop buttons. Price: around 5 to 15 dollars.
In addition: A dripping tap produces around 3 gallons of water within 24 hours. Then the tap seal needs to be replaced. But there are also ways to make substantial savings that don’t cost the consumer a cent.