Use Less Water on The Longer Days
Every March, we set our clocks forward one hour, adding an extra hour of daylight to our days. What will you do with the extra time? You may take advantage and get some cleaning done around the house- clean the floors, or windows, or maybe wash your car.
All of those activities require the use of extra water and your plumbing system though, which explains why around this time of year, there is often more water use. More water use means more money on your monthly water bill. Want to change that? Then read on to learn more about how you can save water (and money) during Daylight Savings Time this year.
The Truth Behind Daylight Savings Time
You may have heard that Daylight Savings time was implemented in the US during the late 1960s when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act of 1966 but did you know that other countries have been using Daylight Savings Time since as early as World War I?
That's right! During the first world war, the German Empire started setting public clocks ahead by two hours in an attempt to reduce the use of artificial lighting and save fuel that could be better used for the war effort. Daylight Savings Time doesn't only affect military operations, though. It affects everything from the school system to the plumbing industry!
How Can You Save Water
Speaking of the plumbing industry, did you know that more water use during Daylight Savings time can cause a strain on your pipes, making them wear out faster? Beyond that, it can also lead to higher water bills. Here are some ways you can preserve your plumbing and save money by conserving water a home:
- Take shorter showers. We all love our quiet time in the shower, but this can make a big difference to your water use.
- Don't let the water run while you're washing vegetables, brushing your teeth, or washing your hands.
- Have your pipes inspected to make sure you don't have any leaks? Leaks can waste tons of water.
- You can go the extra mile by cutting water-intensive foods, like beef, out of your diet.
The Importance of Going Green
Once you understand the important role water plays in almost all ecosystems, you’ll start to prioritize water conservation.
Did you know that human beings could only survive a few days without water? That’s a fraction of how long we could live without food. Not to mention that without water, we wouldn’t have trees to produce oxygen for s to breathe.
Water is literally as important as life itself. On a less dramatic note, conserving water can make your plumbing last longer, and lower your monthly utility costs. Conserving water is a simple way that we can all do our part to help save our planet, not to your plumbing and money!
How are you using your water, now that the days are longer? Now is the perfect time to make a change and use less water every day! For more information about how you can conserve water in your home, talk to the experts at Affordable Plumbing Sewer and Drain! Give us a call today at (251) 990-5248.