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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Money down the drain

Turn off that water!
My daughter and her husband recently bought a new house and yesterday they got their first bill for water and sewer.  They were shocked to find that the bill was nearly $100. for a month's usage.  So kids, this post is for you  :)

Ways to conserve on water -
1. Turn off the water while you're brushing your teeth, shaving or washing hands.
2. Take shorter showers.  This also saves on your water heating bill.
3. Run your washer with full loads.
4. Install low-flow showerheads and faucets.
5. Fix leaky faucets.
6. If you have a garbage disposal, consider not using it.  Start a compost pile outside instead.
7. Upgrade older toilets to water efficient newer models.
8. Cut down on number of glasses to wash by designating one water glass per family member per day.  (I color coded them)
9. Teach your children to turn off faucets all the way.
10. Teach family members not to flush tissue used for blowing noses and squashing bugs.  Throw in trash instead.  I promise the dead bugs aren't going to crawl out of the trash cans.  :)
11. Consider installing a rain barrel to water plants.
12. When washing dishes by hand, use a pan of water to rinse dishes or turn off faucet while washing.
13.  Most of all, be aware of how you are using water and adjust your habits accordingly. 


  1. Awesome tips! Except for #2....the impossible task. haha ;-)

    1. Tsk Tsk...if you really want to be a prune...