Water Conservation Tips
Water is a precious resource. Here are some tips to help you conserve water.
Conserve water in the bathroom
Check your toilet leaks by putting a little food coloring in your toilet tank and do not flush for 30 minutes. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the toilet and you know you have a leak that should be repaired immediately.
Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects or other items in the waste basket rather than the toilet.
Take shorter showers or take a bath instead. A partially filled tub uses less water than most showers.
If taking a bath use the minimum amount of water needed and close the drain before turning on the water, adding hot water to warm the initial cold water.
Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face.
Conserve water in the kitchen and laundry
Use your automatic dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only.
If you wash dishes by hand, turn off water before rinsing.
If you have a double sink, fill one with soapy water and the other with rinse water.
Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
Don’t defrost frozen meat under running water.
Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running tap water to cool off water for drinking.