Save Water. Save Money.
Indoor Water saving tips
Take a few minutes to follow some simple water saving solutions for your home that will make a big difference. Save thousands of gallons each month and keep money in your pocket by following these quick tips.
- Verify that your home is leak free. Check all faucets, pipes, and toilets periodically for leaks. One way to check leaky toilets is to put a couple of drops of food coloring in the tank and wait an hour, if the colored water appears in the bowl you have a leak.
- Install water saving shower heads and aerators on faucets.
- Consider upgrading your current toilet to a High Efficiency Toilet.
- Consider upgrading your appliances with new water-efficient appliances that help save water.
- Avoid using toilets as wastebaskets or ashtrays.
- Turn off the water while shaving or brushing teeth.
- When washing your hands, do not let the water run while you are lathering your hands.
- Take shorter showers.
- Limit the use of the kitchen sink disposal; use a trash can to dispose food instead.
- Fully load your dishwasher. Dishwashers perform better when full and use the same amount of water no matter how big the load is.
- Turn off the water when washing dishes by hand. Fill one side of the sink to rinse dishes in.
- Avoid using running water over frozen food - defreeze food by putting it in the refrigerator ahead of time or in a pot with cool water.
- Scrape food off dishes to avoid rinsing them prior to putting them in the dishwasher.
- Select the proper water level for laundry and wash full loads.
- Keep a water pitcher or a water bottle in the refrigerator for drinking cold water instead of running the tap to cool it off.