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Water Conservation: Tips and Tricks for Your RV

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

In this guide: Ideas for getting the most out of your water.

Whether you're out on the road or deep in the woods, conserving resources often becomes a top priority. One of the most important resources is water. Not only for drinking but also bathing, hygiene, cooking, cleaning, watering plants and of course for your furry friends. Here are some tips to help you conserve water in your RV.

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You shouldn't have to skip out on your morning cup of tea due to lack of water

Fix leaks: The first (and arguably the most important) tip is to make sure that there are no leaks in your RV's plumbing system. Even a small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time. Check all the pipes, faucets, and fittings regularly, and fix any leaks as soon as possible.

Rain collection: Harness the power of rainy days. It's easy to passively collect rainwater with catchment systems from WildWater RV. Collected water can be routed into the RV's fresh water tank or external reservoirs to help supplement water needs.

Use low-flow fixtures: Low-flow fixtures, such as faucets, showerheads, and toilets, are designed to reduce the amount of water used. They work by restricting the flow of water while maintaining a high-pressure stream. Installing low-flow fixtures in your RV can reduce your water usage by up to 50%.

Take shorter showers: One of the easiest ways to conserve water in an RV is to take shorter showers. To conserve even more water, consider turning off the water while you lather up.

Reuse water: Another way to conserve water is to reuse it whenever possible. For example, you can collect the water used to rinse fruits and vegetables in a bowl, and use it to water your plants. You can also use gray water from your RV's sink and shower to flush the toilet.

Plan ahead: Finally, planning ahead is essential for conserving water in an RV. Make sure to fill up your water tank with some water before leaving home, and if there is rain in the forecast, use WildWater RV products to make sure you have everything you need to catch some of it. Also, consider bringing along a few jugs of extra water, just in case.

In conclusion, conserving water in an RV is crucial for both your daily needs and the environment. By fixing leaks, catching rainwater, using low-flow fixtures, taking shorter showers, and reusing water, you can significantly reduce your water usage and make the most of this valuable resource.

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