October 17, 2018

Water is one of the most important things that comes into and goes out of your house. The amount of water your household uses impacts resources elsewhere — such as the water supply. The quality of water that leaves your home also can impact resources in an environmentally unfriendly way — such as when someone flushes unused medications or pours unsafe chemical solvents down the drain.

In addition, your home's water usage can affect your home's energy efficiency. If you run your dishwasher or washing machine when they aren’t full, you waste electricity as well as water. Water conservation is not only good for the environment, but it also can be a good way to save money on your energy bills.

For all of these reasons and more, it's important for homeowners to make water conservation and water contamination prevention high priorities. By incorporating a few simple tips, your household can reduce the amount of water it uses and prevent your community’s water supply from being contaminated with harmful chemicals.

Making one or two changes to your routine, or just being mindful of how you use water in your home, can make a huge difference. If you're conscientious about your home's water consumption and energy usage, the accompanying guide below from Hydra-Stop contains some tips you can put to good use in your everyday life:

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Hydra-Stop, Guest Poster

Hydra-Stop, based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, is the largest insertion valve and line stop manufacturer in the world. For over 35 years, Hydra-Stop has provided solutions for water control to thousands of municipalities and contractors around the world.