There are a number of ways to save water. Every drop counts.
- When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
- If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, then replace it with a water-efficient showerhead.
- Check for leaky faucets indoors and outdoors.
- Time your showers for under 5 minutes.
- Install low-volume toilets.
- Check toilets to make sure after tank fills, water does not continue to run.
- Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak.
- Don't use running water to thaw food.
- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of load.
- Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while scraping them.
- Turning off the water while brushing your teeth saves 4 gallons a minute.
- When washing hands, don't let the water run while you lather.