Saving water in your bathroom is ideally the sensible thing to do in this modern day of environmental awareness. 60% of water is used in bathrooms. Education on water saving devices and techniques is a key to preserving water.
Our climate is struggling and a small impact by each household within Australia can make a huge impact in relation to climate control. Melbourne water regulates our water control constantly. For this reason the water supply in Melbourne is considered in the top 10% in the world. All more reason to try conserve our water supply everyday.
There are many options to save water in your bathroom
Water preservation not only helps with environmental issues also maintains your water bill at a reasonable cost.
Rain water tanks that fill your toilet cistern via means of a pump and rain bank. Rainwater is directed in a singular pipe via a pump and transferred to your toilet cistern. When the tank runs low the rain bank on the pump automatically transfers the water flow to mains pressures via means of a solenoid. This is an extremely cost effective scenario and well worth the initial outlay. Solar hot water is also an excellent substitute with government rebates available.
Water saving devices that allow your flow rate at 9 litres per minute as opposed to 20 litres per minute.These devices can be installed to the tap ware or to the outlet of the fixtures. Not particularly necessary in a bath however extremely affective in a shower and basin.
Prevention of your toilet and taps from constantly dripping. Frequently dripping taps can use up to 20000 litres per year of water. That works out to approximately 40 bathtubs per year depending on the water leak frequency.
Updating your toilet cistern and using full flush only when necessary. Old fashion toilet cisterns have more volume of water. Nowadays the cisterns are considerably smaller.
Try not to use your toilet as a rubbish bin flushing unnecessary.
By adding food die into your toilet cistern you can determine if the reisany leaks that are not usually visible. If you have an old style cistern fill a milk bottle full of stones and place it in the cistern. This will reduce the volume of water and still provide adequate flushing.
Reducing your shower time by two minutes will help immensely. By installing a low flow shower head will this allow you to shower by an extra 2 minutes with reduced water wastage . Low flow shower heads can be received for free from some departments or for a small price can be purchased from any hardware store. A clock or timer located in your bathroom could be a reasonably good idea.
Try not to run the basin water continually when you are brushing your teeth and shaving.
While waiting for the hot water to arrive through the pipework, let the water fill into a bucket and use this water on your garden beds.
If accessible, directing your basin drainage pipework and possibly diverting your shower and bath pipework onto your garden bed is an extremely healthy way to conserve water especially in the summer. Its obviously impossible if your drainage pipes are located in a concrete slab, however if your drainage pipes are located under a sub floor then it is highly probable water diversion can be installed.
Apart from conserving water in our bathroom there are many other ways to save water throughout the household,in our gardens,kitchens,laundry and general cleaning using.
Any further information that is required in regards to water saving please don’t hesitate to contact Integral Bathroom Renovations. The experts in bathrooms.