Not to speak the obvious or anything, but the water in your toilet tank is what flushes your toilet. Now that may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to note that if you are not mindful of how much water you use when cleaning the toilet then ultimately not only can it lead to an overflowing tank and a flooded bathroom, but also high water bills.
Fortunately for us here in this post, we are going to go over many ways on how we can conserve water when using our toilets.
These tips include:
- Flush your toilet as little as possible which should result in lowering your monthly bill.
- Take shorter showers to save water.
- Ways on how you can also conserve and lower water bills.
Now let’s get started!
Flush Your Toilet as Little as Possible – When it comes to conserving water for your toilet, one of the most important ways that you can do this is by flushing your toilet as little as possible. However, what many people may not know about flushing is that there are two types of flush mechanisms: the Gravity Flush and the Pressure Flush.
- Gravity Flush toilets are older, and most people are probably using them. These toilets contain an average of around 4 gallons of water per flush. This is a great way to conserve water, but it does have some drawbacks. One of the drawbacks that you may face with this toilet is that it requires more time to flush the toilet completely, which means you’ll have to wait longer for your bathroom to be uncluttered and usable again.
- Pressurized Flush toilets are more modern looking than other types and in comparison utilize around 1 gallon or less in water per flush. Now, you may be saying to yourself “This is awesome! A toilet that uses one gallon of water per flush. I should go out and buy this now!” but there is a catch. Not only are these toilets more expensive, but they also require a pressure tank as well as a pump. The pump will run continuously in order to create the pressurized flushing power, which means it will drain your water bill faster.
These toilets are great for conserving water, but they aren’t for everyone because of how much they cost and how the pressure system works in order to operate efficiently. However, if you are able to afford it and have the space for it in your bathroom then this would be an ideal toilet-type option for you.
Take shorter showers to save water – You heard it right! If you reduce the length of your showers, then you can save water as well as money because both water and money will be conserved (money saved) during this time period.
Ways on How You Can Also Conserve and Lower Water Bills
- Don’t leave your water running while you brush your teeth or shave as this wastes a lot of water in a short period of time.
- If your toilet is continually dripping water, then it will waste a lot of water in the long run, so make sure to check for leaks if you suspect that your toilet is leaking.
Paying more money each month can be annoying, but these tips and tricks will help you save money every month. Also, with these tips and tricks, and not waste as much water or money.
One last thing to remember is that if you have a leaking toilet then you can actually use your water bill as an incentive to replace your toilet. This will help conserve even more water also.
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