Water Conservation

Indoor Water Savings:

  • High-efficiency toilets, water-efficient washing machines, rainwater harvesting systems, and water-efficient landscaping can all help reduce water use.

  • Water-efficient showerheads and aerators for faucets can significantly reduce the amount of water you use. In fact, installing a water-efficient showerhead is one of the most effective water-saving steps you can take inside your house.

  • Leaking faucets and toilets can waste thousands of gallons of water monthly, and they are inexpensive to fix. A few small changes in your water use habits can make a huge difference in water savings.

Tips in the Bathroom:

  • Replace your showerhead with a water-efficient model.

  • Take short showers.

  • Turn off the water while you are shaving. Fill the sink with hot water instead of letting the water run continuously.

  • Never use the toilet to dispose of trash.

  • Don’t waste water when brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Shut off the water until it’s time to rinse.

Tips in the Kitchen:

  • Run the dishwasher only when full.

  • Install faucet aerators. You’ll never notice the difference, and you’ll cut your sink water consumption in half!

  • Keep a container of water in the refrigerator. It will be refreshingly cool and won’t waste water.

  • Dry scrape dishes instead of rinsing. Your dishwasher will take care of the rest.

  • Use garbage disposals sparingly. They can waste water unnecessarily.

Tips in the Laundry Room:

  • Conventional washing machines use 32 to 59 gallons of water per load. Use the lowest water level setting on the washing machine for light or partial loads whenever possible.

  • Use cold water as often as possible to save energy and conserve hot water for uses that cold water cannot serve.

More Conservation Tips:

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How to Check Your Toilet for a Silent Leak

How to Replace Your Faucet Aerator