Reduce water usage.


20 ways to reduce water usage.  Start Today.

  • Repair all leaky faucets, fixtures, and pipes at your residence.
  • Install flow restrictors on faucets.
  • Do not leave water running continuously during dish washing, shaving, brushing of teeth and while washing hands.
  • Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only for full loads, or utilize the lowest water setting for small loads.
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly or start a compost pile for vegetable scraps.
  • Scrape dishes clean instead of rinsing them clean.
  • Rinse vegetables and fruit in a sink or pan filled with water instead of running them under running water.
  • Reuse water from rinsing vegetables for watering plants.
  • Keep container of cold water in the refrigerator, as opposed to running the faucet to get cold water.
  • Install a low-flow shower head to limit the amount of water dispensed per minute.
  • Reduce shower time and/or install a cutoff valve.
  • Reduce the amount of water used for bathing by 1 to 2 inches.
  • Take a shower not a bath.
  • Never use the toilet to dispose of cleaning tissues, cigarette butts or other trash.
  • Water lawns only when needed, use a soil moisture meter to determine the need to water.
  • Do not over water your yard; over watering results in water run off.
  • Use sprinklers that produce large drops of water instead of those that produce a mist.
  • Set automatic sprinklers to provide thorough, but infrequent, watering (1” every 5 days).
  • Utilize rain shutoff devices to prevent watering during rain.
  • Use drip irrigation systems for bedded plants, trees, shrubs, or turn the hose upside down so that water penetrates directly into the ground.