Reduce Your Water Waste Today – Simple Tips for Homes and Businesses

There are several ways to reduce your water waste today, simple tips for homes and businesses.

There are several motivations that one might have for wanting to reduce water waste. Environmental concerns might be the driving factor or, just as popular, people will be looking for ways to cut their consumption and waste. 

A lot of wasted water will definitely reflect in your utility bill, wasting less water equals using less water. It may seem like a huge undertaking but it can actually be quite easy to cut down on water waste in the home or business place.

A good place to start is by knowing which areas or appliances use the most water and then strategizing to cut down. There are a range of inexpensive and pricier options for those looking to cut down on water waste.

An important part of this process is to reduce waste water. Wastewater is water that is being wasted but it’s also a little bit more than just that. You can learn more about wastewater at

Bathroom Habits

One of the areas where we use the most water in the house is the bathroom. Being more conscious of bathroom habits can lead to a meaningful reduction in waste water.

If you have the means to do so, only opting to install low flow or water saving toilets in your home or office is best. These toilets are designed to use less water and so less will be wasted per flush. 

If you can’t afford to upgrade your toilets, you can look into free or cheaper methods such as a “save-a-flush”. Use can also make your own water displacement devices for your cisterns. If you have dual flush toilets, make sure to only use the larger button when it’s necessary. 


Taking a shower is more water efficient than taking a bath. The optimum amount of time for a shower is around 4 minutes. Any longer than that and you’ll no longer be saving water. You can also have a water-efficient showerhead installed. The showers will still be as enjoyable but you’ll use less water.

Turn the Tap Off

A lot of water is wasted when we leave the tap running during our various daily activities. While less convenient, not leaving the tap running can reduce wasted water. There are a few areas where this can be applied:

  • When brushing your teeth, for example, don’t leave the tap running while you brush. You can also fill a cup up with water and use it to rinse and clean your toothbrush.
  • When washing the dishes; consider using a large bowl full of water to wash and rinse your dishes. You can also use this same idea when washing fruits and vegetables or hand washing clothes.
  • When washing your hands, don’t leave the tap running as you soap up. You should turn the tap off or use a very slight stream of water.

Use Appliances Efficiently

Another area where you can implement water saving measures is with your appliances. When purchasing, or upgrading, pay special attention to the appliances that are eco-friendly and use less water and energy. The energy rating of the appliance will let you know how energy efficient it is. 

Get familiar with the Eco settings on your appliances. These settings typically use less water overall and less hot water. Aside from the settings, the way you use your appliances can affect your water waste. 

When it comes to your dishwasher and washing machine, only use them when they’re full. This uses the water most efficiently, dishwashers are also more efficient for reducing consumption than handwashing.

Final Thoughts

Simple changes can result in big savings when it comes to water bills and water waste. You don’t have to apply expensive techniques or complicated ideas to solve this problem. Research the methods and techniques that work best for you and then be consistent with the changes.

The key to the success of these water saving measures is ensuring that everyone in the house, or office, is on board. Launching an office wide campaign with posters and reminders ensures that your employees are aware of the new water saving measures. It’s important that everyone knows what they need to do and why.

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