Water Conservation Tips

Saving water is a huge priority these days and there are many things you can do to help. The following tips are designed to help you save money and preserve our fresh water resources:

Fix leaky faucets and plumbing joints.
Water savings: 20 gallons per day for every leak stopped.
Test: Read your water meter before and after a two–hour period when no water is being used. If the readings aren't exactly the same, there is a leak somewhere.

Install water–saving shower heads or flow restrictors. They′re inexpensive and easy to install.
Water savings: 500 to 800 gallons per month.
Test: If your shower can fill a one–gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, you probably need to replace it with a more water efficient showerhead.

Shorten your showers. Even a one or two minute reduction can have a huge impact.
Water savings: Up to 700 gallons per month.

Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when you have full loads.
Water savings: 300 to 800 gallons per month.

When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load. By waiting until you have a full load,
you′ll not only save water but electricity as well.

Water savings: 300 to 800 gallons per month.

While brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the water—otherwise that′s just water being wasted down
the drain. When shaving, fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of water to rinse your razor.

Water savings: up to 3 gallons per day. That′s more than 300 gallons a week for a family of four.

Consider installing an instant tankless water heater so you don′t have to let the water run while it heats up.
This will reduce heating costs and water waste for your household.

Water savings: 200 to 300 gallons per month.

Capture tap water. While you wait for hot water to come down the pipes, catch the flow in a watering can to use later on house plants or your garden.
Water savings: 200 to 300 gallons per month.

When washing your car, use a hose nozzle and turn off the water. Use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end.
Water savings: more than 100 gallons per car wash.

Water your lawn only when it needs it. Set your sprinklers for more days in between waterings.
Water savings: 750 to 1,500 gallons per month.
Test: Step on your grass. If it springs back when you lift your foot, it doesn′t need water.

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