There are several
things you can do around your home that will significantly
reduce water waste and save you money.
- Nearly 75%
of the water used in your home is used in the bathroom.
toilet can cut your familyís total indoor water use by as
much as 20%.
Donít let the
water run when youíre brushing your teeth or washing your
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.
- 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.
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
- If you have
a pool, cover it. Thousands of gallons of water can be lost
through evaporation. Covering the pool will reduce this by
- 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.