When you want to save money on your light bill - You start by turning off the lights. If you want to save money on your water bill - Use – less - water.
The more we understand about how we use energy and water in our homes, the more we realize that saving one resource results in saving the other.
Even a one or two minute shorter shower can save up to 700 gallons of water a month. Consider turning the water off while you soap up and wash your hair…and turn it back on to rinse off
Here’s where you’ll find some more thirsty appliances. Depending on how old these workhorses are, you might realize a significant savings in the long run -- in both water and energy usage -- if you replace them.
Pay attention to your indoor water usage. That means check routinely for leaks...leaking faucets, leaking toilets, leaking appliances. Watch your water bill...suspect a leak if you have any sudden increase in usage without changing your usual patterns.
“Cotton & Conservation” a new series being developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.