Why conserve water?
In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers, and local watersheds.

WATER CONSERVATION IN THE HOME

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INDOORS

Toilets
Don’t Use the Toilet as an Ashtray or Wastebasket
Buy an Adjustable Toilet Flapper
Install Low or Dual Flush Models

Laundry
Use Clothes Washer for Only Full Loads
Consider a High Efficiency Washing Machine

Shower
Install Water-Saving Showerheads, Shower Timers, and Low-Flow Faucet Aerators
Take Shorter Showers

Faucets and Sinks
Fit Household Faucets with Aerators
Turn Off the Water After You Wet Your Toothbrush
Minimize Use of Kitchen Sink Garbage Disposal Units
Opt for the Dishwasher Over Hand Washing
When Washing Dishes by Hand, Don’t Leave the Water Running for Rinsing
Don’t Let the Faucet Run While You Clean Vegetables
Keep a Bottle of Drinking Water in the Fridge

Leaks
Check Faucets and Pipes for Leaks
Check Your Toilets for Leaks
Use Your Water Meter to Check for Hidden Water Leaks

 
OUTDOORS

Don’t Run the Hose While Washing Your Car
Use a Broom, Not a Hose, to Clean Driveways and Sidewalks
Cover Swimming Pools to Reduce Evaporation
Check for Leaks in Pipes, Hoses, Faucets and Couplings
Reuse Wastewater Where Possible

Vegetable Garden
Water During the Early Parts of the Day; Avoid Watering When It Is Windy
Add Organic Matter to Your Garden Beds
Harvest Rainwater for Watering Vegetable Beds
Control Weeds to Reduce Competition for Water in the Garden

Lawns and Shrubs
Plant Drought-resistant Lawns, Shrubs and Plants
Put a Layer of Mulch Around Trees and Plants
Position Sprinklers Carefully
Water Your Lawn Only When It Needs It
Plant Trees in the Yard for Shade