Water Conservation Tips for the Summer?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Acton
4/21/2008 at 2:12:46 PM

I'd love to hear what some of you do to reduce the amount of waste water your produce during the summer months (or the rest of the year for that matter). Does anyone have any good DIY tips that could be implemented without spending a lot of money?

User Icon
Spidy in Whitecourt
Date/Time4/22/2008 at 12:37:49 PM

hmm where you wanna save those waters? kitchen? bathroom? or somewhere else? i think each have different methods.

User Icon
Grace in Vancouver
Date/Time4/27/2008 at 1:29:44 PM

Our government only allowed watering lawns every other day, i.e. odd numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays, etc. and even numbers on Tuesdays and Thursdays, etc... to save water for the summer. Otherwise, I guess you can turn the tap off when you don't need it, use, hot water only when necessary, etc. Good luck!

User Icon
Amy in Simcoe
Date/Time5/27/2008 at 11:18:20 AM

Another idea is that if you have a child who likes to play in the water, use it to your advantage when you water your grass. We set up the slip n slide for our daughter, and move it around every half hour or so. After an afternoon of playing, our yard is watered, and our three year old has had a blast playing in the water. I know it seems like a lot of work, but it saves a lot of water in the process.

User Icon
Harriet in Timmins
Date/Time7/4/2008 at 8:39:22 PM

For a more long term outlook you could always take a closer look at how energy efficient your appliances are that use water.

For example, if you have a washing machine that's decades old, it might be worthwhile buying a new energy efficient one that needs less. Not only that but it would save on your electricity bill too!

User Icon
Liow in Spruce Grove
Date/Time8/9/2008 at 8:53:06 PM

Reduce your showering time by a minute or two. Turn off the shower when you are soaping yourslef. Recycle the water by collecting in a pail will be better.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

It appears you may be located in the US

TrustedPros is designed to deliver results targeted to your location.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.