Last updated on April 13th, 2022 at 11:51 pm
We’d all like to reduce our monthly bills. You might think of your water bill as a fixed amount that’s mostly out of your control, but there are actually a number of things you can do to reduce your water bill.
Today, we’ll tell you how to save water with your toilet–how you use it, maintain it, and even which toilet you buy and install, all make a big difference in your water bill.
It may seem that people use the largest amount of water while taking a shower or bath or washing the dishes. However, you can’t forget about how much water just one toilet flush uses.
That’s why reducing the amount of water used per flush can really add up. The best way to accomplish this is to install a water-saving toilet. We have some other useful tips in this article too. Keep reading to learn more.
How to Save Water With Your Toilet
Put a Bottle in the Toilet Tank
You can use a plastic bottle, put some rocks or sand inside, and fill it with water. When you put this bottle in your toilet tank, there will be less space that needs to fill with water after each flush.
With this one little trick, you can save up to 10 gallons every day. However, you should be careful when installing the bottle – it mustn’t touch the toilet’s working parts.How to Save Water With Your Toilet: 4 Tips Click To Tweet
Check Your Home’s Toilets for Leaks
Even if your toilet seems to be working perfectly, and you aren’t experiencing obvious problems, check the workings of your toilet about once a month. Just one leak can cause a huge water loss, and that can get expensive in the long run. You’ll want to handle any problems right away.
Plumbing professionals recommend changing the inside parts of your toilet about once every two years to save water and prevent plumbing issues.
Most toilets on the market today use about two gallons of water with each flush, which is more than you might have realized. Of course, some water-saving toilets use less water. Many have a 1.28 gallon system, which uses a little more than half as much water as a standard toilet.
However, you can also use a “half-flush.” Just don’t flush the toilet all the way. Try this, and you will see a big difference in the amount of water you use.
Install Water-Saving Toilets
As mentioned, water-saving toilets can reduce water usage by about half. However, that doesn’t mean they’re less powerful.
The manufacturers of these toilets use a high-level dual-siphon or gravity-flushing system. These designs prevent clogs, and have even been tested to handle something as large as a bucket of tennis balls!
By the way, there are both budget and premium options, so you can find an option that will work for your budget and your bathroom.
Save Water With Your Toilet Effortlessly
Now that you know how to save water with your toilet, you can reduce your water usage and your water bills!
Saving water is the first step to saving energy in your house. Using these tips might take a little effort, but you’ll save more money than you might imagine.
And following these tips doesn’t mean that you need to drastically cut back, or even limit yourself, when it comes to water usage. You just need to be a little more intentional about using water.
I hope these ideas get you thinking about saving one of our most valuable resource — water.