BE WATER WISE INDOORS
- Turn the water off when you brush your teeth.
- Don't use the toilet as a trashcan. Flushing facial tissues, dental floss, and Q-tips is not a good way to dispose of these items. Aside from wasting water, plumbing and sewers aren't necessarily equipped to handle foreign objects.
- Plug the sink when washing your hands and/or face.
- Try to limit your showers to 5 minutes or less. Limiting your shower time can save a lot of money, as well as make everyone in your family just a little happier.
- Take baths that are only 1/2 full. What do you need so much water for, anyway! Scuba Diving?
- Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the fridge. That way, you won't have to leave the tap running to get a cool, refreshing drink of water!
- Make sure the dishwasher and washing machine are full before running them. Not only will this save water, but it will help save energy as well!
- Ultra Low-Flow Toilets. These newer toilet models use only 1.6 gallons per flush- a savings of up to 3 gallons per flush. And yes, they DO work.
- Low-Flow Showerheads. Using a showerhead with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute or less can save 40 - 50% more water than conventional showerheads. Also, try taking shorter showers!
- Water/Energy Efficient Washing Machines. The most effective water-efficient washing machines are front loading. Check with your local water and/or energy utility about rebates or tax write offs.
- Faucet Aerators. Using a small, quick-to-install aerator on your faucets can save a significant amount of water, without a noticeable reduction in flow.