Conserving water ensures that you have enough water supplies to keep your homestead running during the driest months of the year.
How to conserve water on your homestead
By conserving water, you can keep your water bills down or reduce your workload if you're sourcing your own water. Check out the following tips to conserve water on your homestead: (h/t to Hillsborough-Homestead.com)
Use new dishwashers
It may seem like dishwashers use a lot more water than washing the dishes by hand. But in the case of dishwashers built from 2013 onward, the opposite is actually true. In fact, using an Energy Star-certified dishwasher can save you almost 5,000 gallons of water every year.
Opt for car wash
Hiring someone else to wash your car is another expense. It also chips away at the lifestyle of self-sufficiency you have cultivated as a homesteader. But look into it if you're willing to go the extra mile to conserve water.
Save pasta water
You can use the water you used for cooking pasta and other similar foods to water your crops.