Do you have a leaky faucet? A little drip may not seem like much, but a faucet that drips just five times a minute may be wasting more than 200 gallons of water a year.
Is your toilet a water hog? Replacing an old 3½- To 8-gallon-per-flush toilet with a new 1.28-gallon-per-flush (or less) high-efficiency model could save thousands of gallons per year. If you are thinking of replacing a toilet, rebates may be available.
Do you leave the faucet running when you brush your teeth? Turn it off to save 70 gallons per month or more. You can also install water-saving faucet aerators to further reduce your faucet water use.
Do you like long showers? Even if you already have a high-efficiency showerhead, every minute you shorten your shower can save up to 75 gallons per month.
Do you have an old washing machine? A high-efficiency clothes washer may use half the water and energy that a traditional washer uses. And don’t forget to only run full loads (in your dishwasher, too). If you are thinking of replacing an inefficient washing machine, rebates may be available.
Conservation kits (including high-efficiency shower heads, shut-off hose nozzles, leak detection dye tablets, and more) can be ordered online.
Rebates on qualified purchases of high-efficiency toilets and washing machines as well as other programs may be available.
Have a dirty car? Use a bucket of water instead of a hose to wash your car. Even better, take your car to a car wash that recycles its water.
Water Conservation Tips
Try these tips below. You can find more good ideas on water conservation at SaveourH2O.org, eartheasy.com, wateruseitwisely.com, epa.gov/watersense, etc.