What are your water saving tips?

  • Replace older, less efficient toilets with 1.28 gallon High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs) to save up to 16,500 gallons of water per year.
  • Swap out your 2.75 gpm showerhead with a 1.75 water-conserving showerhead and you can save more than 7,700 gallons of water per year.
  • Fix leaky faucets and install faucets with water-saving aerators to effortlessly save hundreds of gallons of water per year.
  • Use the appropriate water level and load size on the washing machine when doing laundry.  Consider purchasing a front-end washing machine.
  • Use a broom rather than a hose to clean off driveways, steps and sidewalks.
  • Water your garden during the coolest part of the day, generally in the morning, and avoid watering on windy days.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving to keep excess water from going down the drain.
  • Landscape with native or low-water plants to significantly reduce water usage outside the home.
  • Use leftover water for houseplants, instead of pouring out a half-empty glass of drinking water.
  • Make sure the dishwasher is fully loaded to maximize the dishes cleaned in a cycle.

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