Water Conservation

Tips for Better Water Conservation

Bathroom

  • Bathroom use accounts for about 75 percent of the water used inside the home.
  • Check regularly for any leaks in your toilet, faucets and water hose bibs and fix them. Water saved: up to 200 gallons per day.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead. Water saved: about 2 gallons per minute.
  • Replace older, larger-use toilets with the newer higher efficiency toilets. Water saved: .5 to 5 gallons per flush.
  • Take short showers and save the baths for special occasions. Water saved: 2 to 5 gallons per minute.

Kitchen

  • About 8 percent of in-home water use takes place in the kitchen.
  • Don't rinse dishes before loading dishwasher. Water saved: 20 gallons per load.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher. An efficient dishwasher usually uses much less water than washing dishes by hand.
  • Install a low-flow faucet aerator, which can cut water use in half. Water saved: 1 to 2 gallons per minute.
  • When buying a new dishwasher, consider purchasing a water-saving model. (New models use up to 25 percent less water than older ones.) Water saved: 3 gallons per load.

Around the house

  • Wash only full loads in the clothes washer. Washing small loads uses over twice as much water per pound of laundry.
  • When buying a new clothes washer, consider purchasing a water-saving model. Water saved: up to 40 gallons per load.
  • Insulate hot water pipes where possible to avoid long delays (and wasted water) while waiting for the water to "run hot." When building a new home, keep the distance short between the water heater and showers and other places that hot water is used.
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