Water Saving Tips
SHUT THE WATER OFF
Instead of letting the water run while you brush your teeth, shave, peel vegetables or scrub dishes, turn it off until you need it.
Don’t run the shower for five minutes to warm it up while you are doing something else – adjust the temperature when you get in. And keep your shower time to five minutes. Turn the shower off if you need to shave or deep condition your hair.
INSTALL ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
Use an Energy Star® washing machine and dishwasher and only run full loads, or at the very least use the lowest water level setting you need for smaller loads.
UPDATE YOUR TOILET
Install a low-flow or high-efficiency toilet to save nearly 2 gallons of water per flush.
CHANGE YOUR SHOWER HEAD
In addition to shorter showers; install a low-flow shower head, which will also reduce water waste. While you’re at it, repair your leaky faucets.
Change your landscaping and house plants to low-water, native or drought-tolerant plants. Then do your watering in the morning or evening when there is less chance of evaporation. Additionally, use your broom instead of the hose to clear debris from your driveway and side-walks.
In a typical home, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted while running the faucet waiting for hot water.