Any Australian household can relate to the fact that water bill and electricity bill are some of the expenses that we have to handle on a regular basis. Both are necessities to our day-to-day lives and there may be instances when we need to pay more for these utilities. But the thing is, there are simple and practical ways to keep our water bill down so we can save money. In fact, you’ll be surprised that a few changes on the way we do certain daily activities will have a great impact to water and electricity costs.
When taking a shower, keep track of time by using a shower timer. This can reduce your shower time, saving you money.
How can we save money on the water bill in Australia? One of the ways to take into account is introducing a timer on some of your day-to-day tasks. You’ll be amazed at how a simple gadget can make a huge difference on how you use water. When taking a shower, keep track of time by using a shower timer. This can reduce your shower time, saving you money. For a family of four, just cutting the shower time to about four minutes can save you more than $300 per year, compared to taking eight-minute showers twice a day. You can also use a tap timer so will always remember to turn the watering system off.
Here are other practical ways to save money on your family’s water bill:
- Consider using water-efficient products. A water-efficient shower head, dual flush toilet, and washing machine can help lower your water bill. You’ll find more devices available in the market that promote water efficiency.
- Reduce the time you spend watering your plants in the garden. If you usually spend one hour a day, cut it to 30 minutes only so you can save money. Also, it may be better to water plants early in the morning or at night when less water evaporates.
- Check faucets and water pipes for leaks. It is important to routinely check all of your faucets and water pipes for any leaks. You may not realise that it’s water wasted and costs added to your bill. By keeping them in good condition, you can save money not only on your water bill but on plumbing costs as well.
- Wash your car with a trigger nozzle so you can control the flow of water.
Do you have other tips on how to save money not only on your water bill but also on electricity bill in Australia? Share your ideas in the comments section.