Water Conservation Tips

Small changes can make a big impact in saving water.

The first step to cut water waste is to fix any water leaks.  Over a one year period, leaky faucets and toilets in the home waste approximately 10,000 gallons per year.  That’s enough water to fill a swimming pool!  That adds up to significant water waste and higher utility costs.  Take action and use the following tips to do your part and conserve water inside and outside the home.

Interior Water Conservation

In the bathroom:
  • Fix any bathroom leaks
  • Install a faucet aerator to reduce sink water use
  • Install a high-efficiency flush toilet or dual flush toilet
  • Use a low-flow showerhead
  • Don't let the water run while brushing teeth
  • Reduce shower time
  • Collect water that runs while the shower is heating and use this to water plants

In the kitchen and laundry room:
  • Fix any faucet leaks 
  • Don’t let water run while washing dishes by hand
  • Run your dishwasher only when full 
  • Use the dishwasher over washing by hand when possible
  • Run washing machine only when full

Exterior Water Conservation
  • Water the garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler and water won’t evaporate as quickly
  • Plant new plants in the fall when it’s more likely to rain and they won't be stressed by summer heat
  • Plant native shrubs and flowers that are adapted to grow in your area's natural conditions and may be more drought tolerant
  • Mulch around garden plants and shrubs to help roots retain moisture
  • Install a rain barrel to collect rainwater run-off and use for watering plants

These are just a few simple ways to use less water.  Small changes like these can make a big impact on the water supply and your bill.  Use these tips as a starting point and incorporate any new ways you can think of to save water. 

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