Turn Water Conservation into Extra Money for You

posted 4/30/2014 in General

In our last blog post, we got in the spirit of going green, offering up tips for going green on a budget. Today, we’re looking at a more specific part of the going green and saving money relationship: water use.

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter!  Lincoln Savings Bank is aware that water is generally one of the lower utility expenses you pay, but we encourage you to do your part in helping conserve the resources we use every day. Being smart with your water usage is not only beneficial for the environment, but also helps your bottom line as well.

Try out these H20-saving tips to see how much good you can do!

Inside your home

  • If you wash dishes by hand, fill the sink with soap and water instead of letting the water run.

  • If you have a dishwasher, pre-rinse dishes as little as possible for stacking them in. Also, wait until your dishwasher is full before running it.

  • The same goes for your laundry machine. Try to do laundry only once per week, unless your washing machine allows you to change the water level with each load.

  • Do the little things- keep the faucet off as you brush your teeth or shave, and take shorter showers. Speaking of showers….

  • Try out a low-flow shower head. They can save up to 2,900 gallons of water every year.

Outdoors

  • Hoses- opt for the pistol-style nozzles as they allow you to conserve more water.

  • If you’re watering your lawn, opt for the cooler parts of the day to limit evaporation. This is especially true in the summer.

  • Be sure not to cut your grass too short as it won’t hold as much moisture.

  • Do you like to wash your car yourself? Fill up a bucket of water instead of using a hose.

There are countless other ways that you can save water for a lower water bill and better environment. Which water-savvy techniques do you use during the spring and summer? Let us know on our Facebook page. Any money you save from your water conservation efforts can go toward your emergency fund, retirement fund or other parts of your budget where it can do some good, so get started on saving some H20 today!

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