Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips


Up to 70 percent of water used is outside the home and much of that water is wasted. By following these water-saving tips, you can save water every day.

Fix Leaks


Fixing leaky faucets saves 15-20 gallons per day per leak. Fixing a leaky toilet can save 30-500 gallons of water daily.

Use Rain Barrels


Rain barrels connect directly to your gutter to collect natural water. Rain barrel water is ideal for watering landscapes, since non-edible plants do not need filtered water.

Adjust Sprinklers


Adjust them so they don’t water driveways, streets and sidewalks. This will save 15-25 gallons per day.

Appliances


Use water-heavy appliances sparingly. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full. This will save 2-4 gallons per load. Only wash full loads of laundry to save 15-50 gallons per load.

Turn Off the Faucets


Take shorter showers and only fill up the bathtub about 1/3 full. This will save 2.5 gallons per minute. Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or shaving to save 2 gallons per minute.