Water Conservation Tips
Inside your house, bathroom facilities claim nearly 75 percent of
the water used.
-If the toilet handle frequently sticks in the flush position
letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.
-Take shorter showers. Replace your showerhead with an
ultra-low-flow version. Some units are available that allow you to
cut off the flow without adjusting the water temperature knobs.
-Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they
are fully loaded.
-Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don't let the tap run
while you are waiting for cool water to flow.
-Insulate your water pipes. You'll get hot water faster and avoid
wasting water while it heats up.
-Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage
rules in effect in your community. Don't assume -- even if you get
your water from a private well -- that you need not observe good
water use rules. Every drop counts.
-Encourage your school system and local government to help develop
and promote a water conservation ethic among children and adults.
-Try to do one thing each day that will result in saving water.
Don't worry if the savings are minimal. Every drop counts. You can
make a difference. Fix leaky taps and plumbing joints.
-Adjust your sprinkler so that water lands on your lawn or garden
where it belongs--and only there.
-Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
-If you have a pool, use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation.
It will also keep your pool cleaner and reduce the need to add
-Set lawn mower blades one notch higher. Longer grass means less
evaporation and less watering.
-When taking your car to a car wash--a good idea for saving
water--be sure it's one of the many that recycles its wash water.