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.