4 Ways to save big on your water bill


Conserving water is an important consideration for communities and homeowners alike. Here are four simple steps you can take to reduce your water usage and save some money on your bills.

Get an insulating blanket for your water heater and wrap your hot water pipes with foam pipe insulation, which will reduce heat loss and retain hot water longer. This way, you won’t have to run water as long to heat up your shower. Also, if you wrap your cold water pipes, you can prevent them from freezing and bursting in the winter.

Consider converting to a tankless water heater that can help you save up to 50 percent on your water bill. It works by using high powered burners that instantly heat the water only when you turn the handle for hot.

Install underground drip irrigation to your plants to reduce water loss from evaporation when you water your yard. Converting some or all of your grass and shrubs to plants that require less water can significantly reduce water usage.

Check for leaks on a regular basis. Check for damp or wet spots around the water heater and under sinks. And repair any faucet drips right away because they can quickly add up to a major expense.

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