Reducing Your Home Water Use Can Reduce Strain on Your Septic System

The average home uses around 70 gallons of water per person, per day. That’s a lot of water! Did you know that reducing your home water use can reduce strain on your septic system? All the water you flush down your toilet or send down your sinks ends up in your septic system. So the more water you conserve, the less will run through your septic system. Here are some easy ways to reduce your home’s water use.

 

Fix Leaks Right Away

One leaky faucet or running toilet can waste more than 200 gallons of water a day. So as soon as you notice a problem in any of your sinks or bathrooms, call a plumber right away. The longer you wait, the more water is wasted, and the more stress is put on your septic system.

 

Invest in High-Efficiency Toilets

Toilets use about 30 percent of your household water, so reducing the amount of water used by them can significantly reduce your overall water use. Older model toilets have larger 5-gallon tanks while newer, high-efficient toilets use almost 2 gallons less per flush. Replacing your current toilets could not only help preserve your septic tank but cut down on your energy costs as well.

 

Be More Aware of Laundry Use

Washing small loads of laundry can waste a lot more water than you probably realize. It’s best only to run the washer when you have a full load. It’s also better for your septic system to spread out your laundry use throughout the week instead of doing it all in one day. A dramatic increase in water use at one time can cause problems in your system.

 

Follow these easy tips to conserve water and take some strain off your septic tank system. Remember to pump your system regularly and call Affordable Pumping Services for all your septic tank needs.