Protect Your Septic System by Conserving Water Part 2

Protect your septic system by learning how to conserve more water in your home!

Do you want to avoid problems with your septic system? If so, one of the best things you can do is to reduce the amount of water you use in your home. If you overload your septic system, it can lead to many different problems. In the last Septic Genie blog, we went over several tips for reducing your water usage at home. Here are a few more:

#4. Soak dishes instead of using running water.

If you can’t clean your dishes any other way than by hand washing them, you should do so by filling a sink with soapy water. This uses a lot less water than washing each dish under a running tap.

#5. Consider xeriscaping.

Xeriscaping is landscaping that is designed to reduce or eliminate the amount of water required for irrigation. Our lawns make up for a large portion of our water spend here in the United States, but you can minimize the amount your lawn uses with xeriscaping.

#6. Utilize a rain barrel.

By collecting melted snow and rain in a rain barrel, you can water your plants and clean your house without having to pay for water from the tap. Keep in mind that rain barrels aren’t legal in every state, so check your state laws before installing one in your home.

#7. Turn off the tap.

Many people leave the tap on when they are washing their hands and brushing their teeth, but this is incredibly wasteful. Until you are ready to rinse your mouth, your toothbrush or your hands, leave the tap off.

Stay tuned for our next blog for our last few water conservation tips.