Easy Ways to Conserve Water this Summer

Summer in Arizona gets hot — there’s no denying that! But you can still conserve water and stay cool and hydrated by including good habits into your daily routine, in or outside of the apartment here at Liv Avenida. Today on the blog we’re featuring a few easy ways you can conserve water in your home.

 

Don’t ignore leaks.

One drip at a time, leaks don’t seem like a big deal. But drip by drip, they add up! You probably know this if you’ve ever experienced one. Report any drips you notice by sending in a maintenance request to our management so you can get the problem fixed and protect your apartment — and the earth — as best as you can.

 

Use single rinses.

Double rinses are good to use for those dishes, clothes, stains, and buildup that need more heavy rinsing to get and stay clean. However, most the time you could do just as well with a single rinse. Opt for that and see if you like the results. If you’re washing dishes by hand, cut down on the water you use to rinse by only turning on the tap when you’re washing each dish.

 

Be mindful about bathroom water use.

The bathroom is a place full of opportunities to use water — and that’s great! Water washes away the dirt that naturally accumulates, and we love modern plumbing. However, it’s easy to waste water. So make it a point to cut showers short, even by a few minutes, to save gallons of water. Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth. And save water every time you flush the toilet by filling a plastic water bottle with rocks or water and placing it in the toilet tank. This displaces water in the tank and cuts out on how much is used each time you flush!

 

What ideas do you have for how to conserve water or otherwise save energy in your apartment? Let us know in the comments!