All water and electric companies have programs to save you money on your water and electric bills. For Example: I save $2 per load of laundry by doing it between the hours of 10pm and 3am. I also save money on my dishwashing bill by washing after 11pm.
Considering that I am a late sleeper I do my chores early and turn the machines on at the
cheapest time possible. I actually get credit toward my water and energy bills at the end of the month. I found this out by going to my energy company website. The next time you get your bill in the mail check the web address... you could save hundreds.
I went from an average of $200 to $35 a month on my energy bill alone. You may or may not have the same programs
available but it is worth looking into.