Many times, landlords will have a flat fee for your water bill. However, even though your water bill may not increase or decrease if you change your water habits, it never hurts to be environmentally aware and learn how to save water.
If you haven’t already heard, we are in a drought. California has run out of water and it is taking a toll on the surrounding states as well. Now that the problem has progressed to a dangerous situation, we all need to be more water conscious.
8 Ways to Save Water in Your Rental Property
Though finding ways to save water might seem like no big deal at the beginning, you will probably get stumped on methods that don’t cause you great inconvenience, so here are some ideas to get you started:
- Take showers instead of baths since baths use more water
- Load the dishes that don’t need to be pre-rinsed into the dishwasher before turning on the faucet
- Turn off the shower while you shampoo and condition your hair
- Get a water-saving, energy-efficient washer or ask your landlord to invest in one
- Don’t water your yard in the middle of the day
- Rather than discard your pet’s water when it’s old, use it for your plants
- Only run full loads of laundry
- Install a water-saving toilet or ask your landlord to invest in one
Saving Even Small Amounts of Water Makes a Huge Difference
Though you probably think the water you save will only be a drop in the bucket, we can all work together to conserve this precious resource. Take action before the problem gets worse! For more information about efficient rental properties, call Keyrenter Silicon Valley today!