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5 Ways to Conserve Water Around Your Home

At times it may seem difficult to conserve water, but there are plenty of quick and simple tricks to ensure you're doing your part. By making a conscious effort to lower your water use, you're not only helping save the environment, but also your wallet. At Hague Quality Water, we pride ourselves on ensuring you have the highest quality water and the knowledge to go with it. 

Check out these 5 easy ways you can reduce your water use:

  1. Hague Quality Water - in home water testIf you have a high-quality dishwasher, trust it and don't pre-rinse your dishes. If your dishwasher does its job right it should remove any leftover food or grime. By skipping the pre-rinse stage, it will save you from using excess water.

    Also, it is important to note that if you own a dishwasher that is rated as a high-efficiency system, the manufacturer may require the water be softened or filtered in order to maintain those efficiencies. Build up from hard water or iron deposits will cake onto the heating elements or clog the pipes interfering with how well your dishwasher can preform and essentially making it not efficient any more.

  2. Along with taking shorter showers, you can also purchase high efficient water conserving shower heads and/or attachments that conserve water. You can save gallons of water each shower by making this switch.

  3. Don't leave the sink running while brushing your teeth. The average rate at which water is coming out of a bathroom faucet is about 2.5 gallons per minute. Dentist recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, twice per day. That means if you leave the tap open while cleaning your pearly whites, you send 10 gallons of unused water down the drain every day!

  4. Leaks can be incredibly wasteful to your wallet and your water usage. Be proactive when it comes to leaks:
    1. Utilize your water meter. Check it once and then come back a couple of hours later when you know no water has been used and if there is a change, you may have a leak.
    2. Check drains and pipes regularly for water or wet spots caused by plumbing leaks. Common spots for leaks are under your sink and behind your toilet.
    3. If you are already aware of a leak, be sure to get a fixed right away.

  5. Upgrade your toilet. Older models of toilets can use up to 6 gallons of water per flush. The new federal standard for toilets in the U.S. is now 1.6 gallons per flush, meaning you could save thousands of gallons of water per person per year. (https://appliance-standards.org/product/toilets)

Hague WaterMax showing inside compartmentsThese are just a few of the many ways you can become more efficient and conserve water. We use water in countless ways every day, so it is important to keep it top of mind. If you want to protect your low-flow additions to your house, the best way to do so is with treated water. 

Not only can a Hague Quality Water system provide a higher grade of water for your home, we have some of the most efficient water conditioning products on the market! Using compact, fine mesh resin for softening means less water is needed for the same results. We also have a sophisticated WaterMax model that combines multiple compartments so it can soften and filter water in the same product. Which means you don't need to maintain multiple products, just the one multi-functioning WaterMax.

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If you are concerned about the water in your home, reach out to your local authorized Hague Dealer today! Their water experts offer a FREE in-home water test and can help point out where better water can help you save in your home.

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