The Easiest Way To Save On Your Water Bill That You Never Knew About

Being a homeowner is a great feeling, but when the bills start rolling in, it can get a little overwhelming. According to Statista, since 2019, the monthly average water bill for a four-member family in the US has been almost $73. Having clean water for consumption is one of life's most basic necessities that you and your family shouldn't have to compromise on. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your water bill. 

As NerdWallet suggests, you can make sure there are no unwanted leaks, spend a few minutes less in the shower, and use the dishwasher instead of your faucet to wash dishes to reduce your water bill. However, on top of all this, we think there's a much easier way to reduce your monthly water bill without having to constantly worry about your water usage habits. Not enough people talk or know about this hack, and we think it'll benefit you greatly.

Replace your old appliances

One of the greatest things about life in the 21st century is the constantly developing technology and smart engineering. According to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, you can save up to 5,000 gallons of water per year just by replacing your old washing machine with a newer, high-efficiency model. They also have the added benefit of running on less power and only need a third of the detergent you'd use with an older machine. They also suggest investing in a high-efficiency dishwasher. Some high-efficiency dishwashers may require as little as 3.75 gallons of water for every load of dishes. In comparison, a typical dishwasher uses 9 to 12 gallons per load, and hand washing uses 20 gallons. Also, many modern dishwashers don't require dishes to be rinsed beforehand, saving both water and time.

As the Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Toolbox suggests, you can also replace your toilet with a low-flush toilet to yield great results and cut back on your water bill. Compared to a full-flush toilet, they use much less water to get the same job done, thanks to a unique cistern and siphon design. Most of them also come with two flushing options, where one option uses less water for flushing urine only. However, they do carry the occasional possibility of clogging.

Small appliances that make a big difference

Smaller appliances like showerheads and faucets, which you likely have more than one of in your home, can also be replaced with newer, more efficient ones. According to The Balance Small Business, low-flow showerheads can help you make notable savings on your water bill. Temperature control will be more precise with a laminar-flow showerhead, whereas aerating low-flow showerheads will give you a mist-like spray of water. Aerating showerheads tend to produce a lot of steam and moisture, so they might not be the best choice if you live somewhere that's humid.

You could also consider replacing the faucets in your home. As ABC recommends, high-efficiency faucets with a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute or less are ideal. They also suggest adding an aerator or a flow restrictor to your existing faucets if you don't want to replace them fully. Installing at least one of these high-efficiency appliances in your home will give you notable results, and you will thank yourself for doing so.