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.
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