Do you know how many liters of water you spend every time you flush the cistern? Nothing more and nothing less than six. Fortunately, there is a very simple and effective trick to save water in the bathroom and also take care of the environment. Fighting against climate change is everyone’s responsibility, and with small gestures you too can contribute your grain of sand.
If you live at home three or four people, every day you can spend approximately 100 liters of water simply by pulling the cisterna. A very high figure considering that a good part of planet Earth is in a moment of alarming drought.
However, putting this trick into practice you can save more than 5,500 liters of water per year. Almost nothing! It basically consists of having a bucket in the shower or bathtub. While you wait for the water to come out at the desired temperature, instead of wasting the water, you take advantage of it.
Fill the bucket, and use that water for a flush from the cistern. You can also use it to water plants, for example. A trick within the reach of everyone and that, although it seems too simple, can help you save a lot of money on your water bill.
How to save water at home?
75% of all domestic water spending is done in the bathroom. To reduce this consumption, it is much better to shower than bathe. The recommendation of the experts is that the shower does not last more than five minutes. In this way, the cost of water oscillates between 90 and 95 liters, while filling the bathtub spends at least 200 liters.
Of course, you have to take care of the maintenance of the faucets. You should check them from time to time to make sure they are not leaking. Same with the toilet. If you notice that they are losing water, no matter how small the leak, solve the problem as soon as possible.
The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) points out that flow reducers can mean savings of up to 79% in some cases. There are other alternatives, such as water aerators in taps or diffusers in the shower head.
And finally, in the kitchen, make proper use of the washing machine and dishwasher. Bet on efficient appliancess, and whenever possible use the ECO program. Of course, you have to wait until they are full to start them.