Washer & Dryer

Water-Saving Tips for Laundry

Water reuse is another area where water savings can be recognized. EkoSource has information relating to re-usable water fit for purpose and designs for DIY grey water recycling systems. EkoSource is able to provide a number of greywater recycling systems which can be used to provide gardening water and water to flush your toilets, thereby reducing your water bill substantially.  

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When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

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When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

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Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their colour.

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When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up to 20 gallons of water per load.

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Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Please remember to check with your municipal by laws.