There are several things you can do around your home that will significantly reduce water waste and save you money.
In the bathroom:
- Nearly 75% of the water used in your home is used in the bathroom.
An ultra-low toilet can cut your family's total indoor water use by as much as 20%.
Don't let the water run when you're brushing your teeth or washing your face. "
When showering, just get wet and turn the water off while soaping up, then turn back on to rinse off. You can also have low-flow showerheads installed that will deliver as little as 1.25 gallons per minute, as compared to the standard 3.2 gallons.
In the kitchen:
- Make sure your dishwasher is full because it uses the same amount of water whether it contains a full load or just a few pieces.
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator for drinking rather than running water each time.
In the laundry:
- Most washers offer different water levels for small, medium, and large loads. Select the appropriate water level for your load of laundry and wait until you have a full load of clothes before running the washing machine whenever possible.
- If you have a pool, cover it. Thousands of gallons of water can be lost through evaporation. Covering the pool will reduce this by 90%.
- Clean your driveway with a broom or blower. Hosing it down for five minutes wastes 25 gallons of water.
- Water your grass between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. to prevent evaporation and allow more water to penetrate the soil.