Conserving water in your home is one of the best things you can do for your septic system.
Using too much water in your home can quickly overload your septic system. The excess water will dilute the good bacteria in your system, making it more difficult to break down the solids inside. Overloaded septic systems can also back up into your home, leading to water damage. That is why a big part of septic tank care is minimizing the amount of water you use in your home. Here are a few water conservation tips to help you do just that:
#1. Install low-flow plumbing fixtures.
Every time you flush the toilet, turn on the tap or take a shower, you are using water. What if there was a way to save water without changing the way that you use it? With low-flow plumbing fixtures, you can do just that. These fixtures use a lot less water than their traditional counterparts, but they work just as well!
#2. Don’t wait to fix leaks.
You lose money with every drop of water that drips out of a leaking faucet, toilet or pipe, and it can add up quickly. Not only is fixing leaks important for protecting your pocketbook and your septic system, it also helps to prevent your pipes from freezing come winter.
#3. Stop prewashing your dishes.
Many people wash their dishes before they put them in the dishwasher. This uses a lot of extra water and doesn’t accomplish much of anything except wasted time. If your dishwasher is old and doesn’t clean the dishes properly, it might be time to purchase a new one.
Stay tuned for our next blog for more water conservation tips.