Conserving water helps save money and aids in preserving a precious natural resource. Review the information below for practical tips to maximize water efficiency, curb waste and promote responsible water habits. Every drop saved contributes to a more sustainable and water-secure future. 

Indoor Water Conservation Tips

  • Regular Inspections

    Examine all pipes and faucets for potential leaks. You may be losing gallons of water daily through unnoticed drips.

  • Identify Hidden Toilet Leaks

    Test your toilets for hidden leaks. Add food coloring to the tank water; if the color seeps into the bowl without flushing, it indicates a leak.

  • Smart Bathing

    Opt for partially filled tubs over full ones. A typical bathtub can hold over 50 gallons of water, which can be reduced significantly.

  • Efficient Showering

    Install water-saving showerheads. Additionally, turn off the water while lathering or shampooing, and try to limit the duration of your showers.

  • Mindful Tap Habits

    Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth to prevent unnecessary water wastage.

  • Refrigerate Water

    Keep a bottle of chilled water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap until it's cold.

  • Laundry Efficiency

    Only wash full loads, or adjust the machine settings to match the load size, promoting better water efficiency.

  • Dishwashing Tips

    Ensure your dishwasher is loaded to capacity before running it, reducing the frequency of washes and hence water usage.

Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

  • Lawn Care in Dry Weather

    Let your grass grow taller in hot, dry weather by adjusting the mower setting. This helps retain soil moisture. Aerating your lawn can also improve water penetration.

  • Strategic Lawn Watering

    Water your lawn either early in the morning or late in the evening to minimize evaporation. Refrain from watering on windy days to avoid water wastage due to spray drift.

  • Optimize Sprinklers

    Adjust your sprinklers to ensure they are watering the lawn, not the sidewalks or driveways.

  • Plant Care

    Place mulch around trees and plants to help retain moisture and reduce the frequency of watering.

  • Manual Cleaning 

    Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways, and sidewalks, saving substantial amounts of water.

  • Car Washing

    Use soap, water, and a bucket to wash your car. Employ a hose with a shut-off nozzle for the final rinse.

  • Cover Pools and Spas

    This will reduce water evaporation and keep your water clean for longer.

Last Edited: July 7, 2023