Top Ten Tips to Save Water

 Water is one of the world’s most essential resources, and saving water is critical to a long-term plan for efficient water usage. Some simple daily actions to help conserve can reduce your water usage by at least 20 percent today.

Check for leaks
Five to ten percent of all households have water leaks that drip 90 gallons* a day! Tighten the faucet and check for leaks in a toilet by putting blue food coloring in the tank. If it seeps into the bowl, you have a leak. Be sure to flush the color out or it will stain!
Turn it off
Save around two gallons of water a minute by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth and shave.* For a shave, fill a plugged sink with a bit of water for rinsing.
Do full loads
Make sure your dishwasher and clothes washing machine is full before running it to save water and energy.
Fill the sink
While washing dishes, fill the sink with rinse water rather than using running water. Better yet, scrape your plate and put it in the dishwasher which uses about one-third of the water than washing by hand.
Mellow out
The toilet is one of the biggest user of water inside the house, even more than a clothes washer*. Flush only when necessary and don’t throw tissues or other ‘disposable’ items in the toilet.
Take shorter showers
A five minute shower only uses between 10 to 25 gallons.*
Install efficient water fixtures
Water-Sense labels products use 20 percent less water than standard models*. Thousands of new faucets, toilets, shower heads, dishwashers and washing machines have been labeled Water Sense efficient.
Irrigate efficiently
Around 50 percent of our water goes toward watering the lawn and outdoor plants. Water deeply and less often—cycle and soak—to prevent overwatering and wasted runoff. We have classes to show you how!
The easiest way to reduce water usage is not pouring it on the lawn. Reduce your turf area and install decks, stone accents, and indigenous plants for more diverse and beautiful landscape.
At the car wash
If washing your car at home, use a bucket and sponge and an auto-shut off nozzle on your hose. Better yet, take it to a recycling water car wash.

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