One of the most expensive utilities in the United States are water bills, especially for Boston condo associations. If you live in a downtown Boston condo and the condo fees accounts for a large chunk of the association fees, here are some water saving tips for you and your neighbors

1. Invest in Water-Saving Fittings

Chances are you already have a low-flow toilet installed in your Boston high rise condo, but you can always install more water-saving devices such as efficient showerheads and faucet aerators for other parts of the bathroom

2. Become Water-Conscious in the Bathroom

Letting the water flow from the tap while brushing your teeth is a wasteful practice that’s relatively easy to avoid. We’re talking about saving about a gallon per minute if you turn the tap off. Taking long and luxuriant showers is a harder habit to break. However, it really pays off to stop or reduce the water flow while you’re lathering.

3. Evaluate Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy Star home appliances aren’t only rated for their low electricity consumption. In the case of washing machines and dishwashers, they’re also rated in terms of water savings. For example, a top-loading washing machine such as the Whirlpool WTW4915EW doesn’t use too much water. As for dishwashers, look for those that use no more than three gallons, which is the threshold that makes them more efficient than washing dishes by hand. Many renovated Beacon Hill condos for sale are using these energy efficient appliances.

4. Keep Cool Water in the Refrigerator

If you’re used to running the tap for a few seconds for the purpose of collecting cool drinking water, a better idea is to keep a gallon or more of water in the refrigerator. In this fashion, you can fill each jug with about 15 glasses of cool water and save about a gallon of water per week. As downtown Boston summer heat comes in this summer you’ll thank me

5. Plan on Doing Your Laundry More Efficiently

The best way to save water when doing the laundry is to always wash a full load to avoid midweek washes. Planning your wardrobe for a full week makes it easier to reach a full load without having to wash favorite outfits more than once. To save even more water, you can also use a similar full load approach when running the dishwasher.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Boston Seaport condo or Boston Midtown high rise keep us in mind when you begin your search. Give us a call today at 617-595-3712 to schedule an appointment.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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