April 5, 2021
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Owning a house is expensive. One of these expenses is water bills. There are several simple things you can do to reduce water bills so money can be used in more productive ways.

Store Drinking Water in the Refrigerator

Instead of letting your tap run to get cold water, use a pitcher to store water in the refrigerator. You’ll save water and have it colder so it’s more refreshing.

Take Shorter Showers

Try to limit your shower to five minutes or less. You’ll get just as clean and save thousands of gallons of water per year. This simple change can save you $100 or more a year per person in your household.

Low-Flow Shower Heads

Install low-flow showerheads in all of your bathrooms. This can reduce the amount of water used by half. It also saves money on your electricity or gas bills.

Do Full Loads for Your Dishes and Laundry

Fill your dishwasher as much as possible before you run it. You won’t have to use it as often, which saves water. Do the same when you need to clean clothes.

Stop Hand-Washing Dishes

Contrary to popular belief, hand-washing dishes uses far more water than modern dishwashers. Just scrape your dishes and place them in the dishwasher.

Use Faucet Aerators

You can buy faucet aerators that screw into the bottom of faucets. This reduces water flow without reducing water pressure. Some even have a swivel that lets you point water where you want it. Some new faucets have an aerator pre-installed.

Heat Water in an Electric Kettle

Heat water in an electric kettle to save water. This saves all the water that is wasted while you wait for hot water to be produced from a tap.

PJ's Plumbing & Heating in Belgrade, MT, can help you save water. Our plumbing services include plumbing installation, boiler repair, water heater repair, in-floor heating, and more. Please call today to find out how we can help you.

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