How-to Tips on Saving Water
TOM: Summer water shortages are inevitable in most of the country but you can ride out the dry spells and save money with a few simple adjustments. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: With the latest technologies in fixtures and faucets, you can save a lot of water without much change to your routine. Start the day with a low flow showerhead. It will deliver a comfortable performance on less than two gallons a minute – cutting water use in half.
LESLIE: Installing faucet aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks can trim water use by 40%. And replacing an old toilet with a low flow model can give you up to 70% savings.
TOM: Also, be smart about outdoor watering. Use low water sprinklers. Calibrate them for accuracy. And only water early in the morning.
LESLIE: Cut back your water use before the dog days of summer and you’ll help both your wallet and the planet. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.