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6 Tips for Conserving Water in Your Rental Home

Rehoboth Beach Tenant Using a Water-Efficient FaucetIf you want to do more to conserve water, you’re not alone. Numerous individuals are now concerned about safeguarding that future generations have access to clean drinking water – and for a good cause. Globally, fresh drinking water is surprisingly insufficient – roughly 3% of all the water on Earth is freshwater, and of that, 2.5% is locked in ice caps, the atmosphere, or deep underground. That leaves just 0.5% available for drinking. Water conservation is a significant portion of being a conscientious citizen of the world. And fortunately, there are several effective methods you can do to conserve water each day, even if you rent your Rehoboth Beach home. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Turn Off the Taps

Probably the ideal approach to conserve water is to reduce how much water goes down the drain. To give an instance, you can save a lot of water by merely turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, soaping up in the shower, or washing dishes. By consuming only as much water as you need, you can save hundreds of gallons of water each year.

Run Your Dishwasher

While it might seem counter-intuitive, washing dishes by hand uses a lot more water than using your dishwasher. This is certainly relevant if you have a water-conserving dishwasher model. On some estimates, you can cut your water consumption in half and save almost 5,000 gallons of water a year just by using an efficient dishwasher to clean your dishes.

Wash Full Loads

You can save water by running your washing machine a little more strategically with regard to laundry. For example, only do laundry when you have enough to do a full load. This saves both water and energy. Preferably, if you have enough in the budget, acquire a high-efficiency washing machine that will automatically adjust water levels to the amount of laundry in each load.

Opt for Water-Saving Fixtures

Another effective method to conserve water is to capitalize on water-saving fixtures, specifically showerheads and sink faucets. Low-flow showerheads can save anywhere from five to ten gallons per minute, which adds up over time! Additionally, consider installing an aerator if your bathroom faucets don’t already have one. This will help maintain water pressure at the same time reducing the water you consume every time you turn on the tap. Just keep in mind to get your landlord’s approval before conducting any permanent plumbing improvements.

Keep Cooled Water in the Fridge

As opposed to letting the tap water run until it’s cold enough to drink, think about placing a jug or pitcher of water in your refrigerator. This can help prevent wasted water and have easy access to that cold drink of water you want.

Check for Leaks

If it’s been a while since you or your landlord has checked your home’s plumbing for leaks, then this should be added to your to-do list. Plumbing leaks, including tiny ones, can waste big amounts of water in the long run. They also generate water damage in hidden places that can sooner or later cause big repair problems. You can perform a visual check around faucets, toilets, and under sink cabinets. However, to be completely confident that you don’t have a hidden leak somewhere, ask your landlord to hire a plumbing professional for a full inspection. After all, being proactive with plumbing maintenance will save both water and money!


Performing small steps like these might help you conserve water. Yet, if you’re looking for a Rehoboth Beach rental home that is designed with water conservation in mind, take a look at our current listings or give Real Property Management Diamond a call!

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