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Five Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage

Cutting the amount of water you use is not only good for the environment, it also will save you money on your Oklahoma City water bill. Here are five easy ways you can cut your water usage.

Soak Your Dishes

Whether you hand wash your dishes or rinse them off to put them in your dishwasher, you use gallons of water. An alternative is to soak your dishes instead. Filling up your sink and letting your dishes soak in it will accomplish the same thing -- getting stuck-on food to come off of your dishes -- while using a lot less water.

Take Shorter Showers

Taking a shower is one of the most-water wasting tasks there is in a home. Showers use about five to seven gallons of water each minute, so if you take a 10-minute shower, it can mean 50 to 70 gallons of water used. If you can shave just a couple of minutes off that shower, you can save 10 gallons of water or more a day. To do that, make your showers as short as possible. Don't do other things in the shower such as shave or brush your teeth, and don't allow the shower to run any longer than necessary to get the water hot.

Use Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are devices that attach to your downspouts to catch rainwater that you can use for outdoor watering needs, such as watering plants and landscaping. If you install a rain barrel or two around your property, you can catch and store enough rainwater to meet your outdoor watering needs for weeks or even months, which means you will likely save dozens or even hundreds of gallons of water.

Be Smart About Your Clothes Washer

When washing your clothes, there are a couple of things you can do to save water. First off, try to fill the washer as full as possible before running it, which means you use it less, which means less water used. If you must use your washer for a smaller load, put it on a lower setting so it uses less water.

Pay Attention To Your Sprinklers

If you have a sprinkler system for your Oklahoma City lawn, it is a potential water waster. If you have your system on a timer, make sure it doesn't go off when it's raining or right after a rain. You also need to check regularly for leaks and broken sprinkler heads.

Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Oklahoma City, OK home. Call Hull Plumbing today at (405) 246-9763, and see how much you can save this month.

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