There are several things you can do around your
home that will significantly reduce water waste
and save you money.
In the bathroom:
- Nearly 75% of the
water used in your home is used in the
An ultra-low toilet
can cut your family's total indoor water
use by as much as 20%.
Don't let the water
run when you're brushing your teeth or
washing your face. "
just get wet and turn the water off
while soaping up, then turn back on to
rinse off. You can also have low-flow
showerheads installed that will deliver
as little as 1.25 gallons per minute, as
compared to the standard 3.2 gallons.
In the kitchen:
- Make sure your dishwasher is full
because it uses the same amount of water
whether it contains a full load or just a
- Keep a pitcher of water in the
refrigerator for drinking rather than
running water each time.
In the laundry:
- Most washers offer different water
levels for small, medium, and large loads.
Select the appropriate water level for your
load of laundry and wait until you have a
full load of clothes before running the
washing machine whenever possible.
- If you have a pool, cover it. Thousands
of gallons of water can be lost through
evaporation. Covering the pool will reduce
this by 90%.
- Clean your driveway with a broom or
blower. Hosing it down for five minutes
wastes 25 gallons of water.
- Water your grass between 10 p.m. and 4
a.m. to prevent evaporation and allow more
water to penetrate the soil.