In our city of San Luis, Az, there a various ways we can encourage our residents to join in, on saving water. One of the methods the city of Tucson, Az, has used is installing a permanent greywater irrigation system which allows the grey water to be reused to water lawns, landscapes, and fruit trees, and also helps the residents save money. In exchange for getting this installed they are not only saving water, but they are also getting rebates for their cooperation. This is a very smart way for our city to also save water and encourage residents of San Luis to get involved in saving water because it will also benefit them.
Water is not only used for drinking to keep us hydrated, but it has many uses within our home. Water is very essential in our homes for bathrooms, sinks, showers, bathtub, washing machines, dishwasher, and irrigating lawns. Each person in a home spends around 80-100 gallons of water per day. Now this water that is being used in the shower, dishwasher, or washing machine is grey water. Grey water can be reused in various ways within your home. Instead of using more water to clean your backyard you can use the same water that you already used to do that. Another way greywater can be used is to water your garden because even though it is used water it will not harm your plants.
Another method to help save water within your home is to be able to detect water leaks in your home and fix them. A household leak can waste as much 1 trillion gallons of water annually. That is water that can be used in better ways than to lose them in water leaks. One way to detect water leaks is to check your water meter before and after the water is used, and if you notice the meter does not read exactly you probably have a water leak. With faucets it is very easy to notice if it is leaking after it has been turned off, you have a leak. There is a solution to every problem and leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them is it is needed.