Water Conservation Tips

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Easy ways to conserve water

  • Save water. Please turn OFF the tap after use. You can save more than 15 gallons of water a day by fixing sinks that leak.

  • Use a bucket of water when you wash your car instead of running the hose the entire time.

  • Use a shower head designed to conserve water. These shower heads are inexpensive and will save a considerable amount of water.

  • Don't run your washing machine or dishwasher unless you have a full load.

  • Be more efficient when showering try to cut your shower time by 1 or 2 minutes.

  • Catch water in a container that typically goes down the drain while you're waiting for it to heat and use it to water your plants.

A More Efficient Bathroom

  • Put a sealable plastic bag with a weight in it in you toilet tank. This will allow your toilet to flush with less water.

  • Check for a leaky toilet tank by putting dye in the tank and seeing if you can see the dye leak into the bowl before you flush.

  • Turn the water off when you brush your teeth.

Kitchen and Laundry Room

  • Don't leave the water running while if you're washing dishes by hand. Instead just turn it on when you need to rinse.

  • Use less detergent when you wash dishes by hand. This will result in less water being needed to rinse.

  • Refrigerate a pitcher of water for drinking so you won't have to run the water to get it cold.

Conserve Around Your Home

  • Put some sort of mulch around the base of plants and trees. This will slow the rate of evaporation of ground water around the plant or tree.

  • Don't water your lawn or plants when it's raining or on cool days

  • Drive your car onto a lawn to wash it. Rinse water can help water the grass.

  • Tell your children not to play with the garden hose. Saves 10 gallons a minute.