It’s common to think of the fall as a great time to relax your water conservation practices. After all, the temperature’s falling and a lot of rainfall happens in the fall and early winter. However, anyone who’s experienced low water pressure in a house with a well knows that just because there’s a lot of rain falling doesn’t mean that you’re free to run the shower for hours on end.
Luckily, you can continue to conserve water with a few easy steps without really impacting your overall quality of life. Here are some ways to save water this autumnal season:
Check for Leaks and Building Damage
Summer storms aren’t always kind to your home, so it’s worth taking a look around your house for signs of damage or any leaks that could be sapping your well of water. It doesn’t have to be a massive issue: a dripping pipe can waste around 3,000 gallons a year in water if it’s left alone.
Making repairs to your system will allow it to run more efficiently, which means that you’ll waste fewer gallons of well water.
Don’t Worry About Your Plants
If there’s one thing you don’t need to be using well water for, it’s watering your plants during the fall. Your plants will already be watered plenty by the rains that come in the autumn.
In addition to forgoing the watering can, you should also shut down your sprinkler system, since that can quickly drain water without a lot of effort.
Measure Your Water Usage
Believe it or not, measuring your water usage is one of the essential steps to conserving water. Without understanding how much water you’re using currently, you’re not going to know how much progress you’ve made towards reducing your water consumption.
In addition to understanding your current water consumption, it’s valuable to know the level of water pressure coming from your well. Although the metric is indirect, it helps make the impact of your water conservation efforts concrete because it can easily be translated into how comfortable a shower might be at the end of a long, autumnal day.
Invest in a Well Manager® System
In many cases, woes with your well can come from low yields, and while it may seem like there is no solution, a Well Manager® system may be the answer to your problems. All you need is a few hours of installation time, and your family’s water usage will forever be changed for the better. This means you can do things like shower, run the dishwasher, and water your plants all at the same time — with no complications to your well!
To find out more about the best ways to conserve water this fall, or learn about what low water pressure well solutions are available, contact the Well Manager team today!