Conservation Tips

Bathroom

  • Most water consumption inside the home occurs in the bathroom.
  • Check regularly for any leaks in your toilet, faucets and water hose bibs and fix them.
  • Install a low-flow shower head. 
  • Replace older, larger-use toilets with the newer higher efficiency toilets. 
  • Take short showers and save the baths for special occasions. 

 

Kitchen

  • Don’t rinse dishes before loading dishwasher. 
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher. An efficient dishwasher usually uses much less water than washing dishes by hand.
  • Install a low-flow faucet aerator, which can cut water use in half. 
  • When buying a new dishwasher, consider purchasing a water-saving model. (New models use up to 25 percent less water than older ones.) 

 

Around the house

  • Wash only full loads in the clothes washer. Washing small loads uses over twice as much water per pound of laundry.
  • When buying a new clothes washer, consider purchasing a water-saving model. 
  • Insulate hot water pipes where possible to avoid long delays (and wasted water) while waiting for the water to “run hot.” When building a new home, keep the distance short between the hot water heater and showers and other places that hot water is used.

 

Helpful Links

Water Calculator (click here)

Rip the Drip (click here)

Suspect a Leak? (click here)

Kids Corner!

Conservation Game (click here)

Information on fun facts and figures (click here)