Water Conservation

Conservation Tips


  • Check toilets, pipes and faucets for leaks. Food coloring dropped into the toilet tank will seep into the bowl if the toilet leaks. Even a small leak can waste hundreds of gallons a month.
  • Stop using the toilet as a trash can or ash tray. Throw paper waste, cigarettes, etc. in the trash.
  • Take shorter showers. Save up to 5-10 gallons for every minute you cut back.
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
  • Rinse your razor in the sink.
  • Wash full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Don’t leave the water running while rinsing dishes or cleaning vegetables. Put in the stopper and fill the sink with water.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways.
  • Wash your car or house windows with a bucket of soapy water, and only use the hose for a quick rinse..
  • Plant drought resistant plants and shrubs.
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to retain moisture.
  • Use a timer to remember to turn off sprinklers. Allow no more than 5 minutes per zone.
  • Adjust sprinklers to water the lawn not the pavement.

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