Tips & Tricks for Conserving Water
Conserving water helps save money and uses less of a valuable natural resource.
Learn about water conservation, eliminating leaks, and using water more wisely.
- Inspect all pipes and faucets for leaks - gallons of water can be dripping away every day
- Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add food coloring to the water in the tank, if the color appears in the bowl without flushing, you could have a leak.
- Fill the tub partly instead of all the way. An average tub holds more than 50 gallons of water
- Install water-saving shower heads, turn off water while soaping or shampooing, take shorter showers
- Turn off the tap while you shave or brush your teeth
- Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking
- Wash full loads only, or match the load setting with the amount of laundry to be washed
- Load the automatic dishwasher to capacity before running it
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways, and sidewalks
- Water the lawn in the early morning or in the evening and never on a windy day
- Place mulch around trees and plants for water retention
- Wash the car with soap, water, and a bucket, using a hose with a shut-off nozzle for a quick final rinse
- Adjust sprinklers to only water the lawn
- Cover pools and spas
- Let grass grow taller in hot dry weather by setting the mower notch higher, aerate your lawn