Here are some simple tips to help you conserve or reduce your water usage.
- Keep your showers short, and install a low flow shower head, which uses up to 50% less than other models.
- Choose low flow alternatives for your toilets and check flapper to make sure its working properly and not running.
- Turn off faucets completely, and repair any leaks as soon as you notice them.
- When you’re brushing your teeth, don’t let the water run. At 4 gallons a minute-the average family of 4 would save about 200 gal a week.
- When shaving, plug your sink, instead of running water, to rinse your razor.
- If washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash ( soapy ) water and one with rinse water.
- Soak pots & pans instead of letting water run while you scrape them.
- Use a dishwasher – it uses less hot water & energy than hand washing. Skip the rinse-modern dishwashers are more efficient and designed to remove food without pre-rinsing.
- When you are leaving your home for extended periods, shut the main water valve off to the house.