AUG 28, 2015

Adopting a low water-use lifestyle for your home and landscaping is an easy way to help secure a sustainable water supply for future Valley residents. Reducing your water usage not only preserves what little water resources we have here in the desert, but it also helps decrease your home’s energy use and results in great cost savings on your monthly bills. Below are a few easy water conservation tips from Donley Service Center that can help cut your utility costs, and eliminate excess water usage.

Simple water saving techniques can start from right inside your home. The most prime example is your home’s toilet, which accounts for nearly 30 percent of all residential indoor water consumption. Installing high-efficiency toilets in your home can save a family more than $2,000 over the toilet’s lifetime. The same can be said about all water-heavy household appliances. Look for Energy Star certified, water-efficient dishwashers and washing machines to dramatically reduce your home’s water usage. The savings do not stop with your appliance models; making common household chores resourceful like washing full loads of laundry or dishes, stopping constant water flow during kitchen or bathroom routines and fixing leaky faucets will scale back your total water consumption and lower your monthly bill.

As important as water-efficiency is indoors, as much as 70 percent of all residential water use in Arizona is outdoors. This is especially true in hot, dry climates like Arizona where the amount of water used for landscaping and irrigation can exceed the amount used for all other household purposes in the entire year. As a Valley resident, consider “desert-scaping” your front yard, and choosing climate-appropriate vegetation and landscaping designed to eliminate excessive irrigation and lower your overall maintenance costs. Making sure your irrigation system is properly programmed and maintained will also ensure your yard is only watered during optimal times of the day, and cut back on unnecessary water treatment.

Water conservation is extremely important, and will help Valley residents maintain economically and environmentally friendly households, and preserve our delicate desert ecosystem. If you have any questions about how your home can become more water-efficient, call Donley Service Center! We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your home’s water usage. Visit our website or give us a call at 602-395-6034 to schedule your appointment and start saving today!