Significantly Cut Your Laundry Water Consumption with these Tips
It is estimated that old washers use around 151.4 to 170.3 L of water per load while new, high-efficiency washers use 53 to 94.6 L of water. Thus, in a year, a family of four estimated to generate more than 300 loads, consumes around 45.4 m3 of water with old washers and around 15.9 m3. That’s 15,000 to 45,000 litres of water in a year. With the likelihood of drought in Australia and the forecast that drought is highly likely to be more frequent and severe from 2010 to 2040, the efficient use of water in every household is now more crucial.
Luckily, there are simple ways to be more water efficient when doing the laundry. Some require an investment, but the returns are worth it. To wash your laundry more efficiently, consider these tips:
Upgrade your washing machine
If you don’t have a front loading, higher efficiency washing machine, it might be time for an upgrade. Front-loading washing machines are identified as the most water-efficient system to use. If you already have this type of machine, but it’s more than eight years old, consider upgrading to a newer model. With the advancement of technology, newer models are getting more water and electricity efficient almost every year.
The right cycles and load sizes
Washing with a full load is more efficient in terms of water and electricity consumption. If you have a smaller load, take time to adjust the settings to the appropriate load size and the right type of cycle. You can also skip the extra rinse cycle if you use the right amount of detergent and load the washer properly.
Harvesting rainwater for household use is a great way to cut your water bill costs. With the right tank size and filter, you can use stored rainwater for all your cleaning needs.
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