Do Your Part to Conserve Water

Easy Ways to Conserve Water

  • Water your yard thoroughly, but only as needed - usually no more than 1 (one) inch, once a week.
  • Use drip irrigation for plants and gardens and water early in the morning to minimize evaporation.
  • Collecting rainwater for landscape use is great for the plants and can save you water and money. 
  • Install aerators to cut in half the amount of water used by each faucet.
  • Fix faucet leaks, which can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Install water-efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
  • Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet. Leaks can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day.
  • Replace older toilets with water-efficient models and save up to 4,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.
  • Invest in an Energy Star-qualified clothes washer, which typically uses 50% less water and 30% less energy per load.

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Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense page for more water savings tips and information.