3 Ways To Lower Home Water Costs

Performance Property Real Estate Question

Q: I’m buying a house. The current owner’s water bill seems high. How can I lower the water bill when I own the property? Harry, Rahway, NJ

A: Here are 3 ways to lower home water bills:

  1. Buy energy efficient appliances
  2. Use a dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand. You use over 25 gallons of water when you wash dishes by hand versus less than 5 gallons of water with an energy efficient dishwasher
  3. Test your toilets and look for leaks on a regular basis. A tiny opening in your faucet could waste 100 gallons of water a day and most faucet drips can be fixed by just replacing a worn-out washer.

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