Helpful Tips to Conserve Water

Kitchen

  • Run the dishwasher only when full.

  • Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher.

  • Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.

  • Install aerators on the kitchen faucet to reduce flows.

  • Washing dishes by hand? Don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.

  • Need to defrost Food? Defrost in the refrigerator  – Do not use running water.

  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap.

  • Did you drop a ice cube on the floor? Put in a house plant instead of throwing it away.

  • Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  • Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

Bathroom

  • Install low-flow showerheads

  • Take five-minute showers instead of 10-minute showers.

  • Take a five-minute shower instead of a bath

  • Install aerators on bathroom faucets

  • Turn water off when brushing teeth or shaving

  • Install a high-efficiency toilet

  • Put food coloring in your toilet tank to check for leaks. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there is a leak.

  • Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste.

  • When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

Laundry Room

  • Use the washing machine for full loads only

  • Install a water-efficient clothes washer.

Outdoor Cleanup

  • Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks, and patio.

  • Wash cars and boats with a bucket, sponge, and hose with self-closing nozzle

 

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