Here are some tips to help you do your part:
- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1000 gallons a month.
Avoid planting turf in areas that are hard to water such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and driveways.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost instead and save gallons every time.
Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk and save 80 gallons of water every time.
Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1000 gallons a month.
Install low-volume toilets.
Install a low-flow showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your family more than 500 gallons a week.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save 4 gallons a minute. That’s 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
Cut back on rinsing if your dishwasher is new. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.