Water Conservation Tips

Water Saving Tips

 

Water Saving Tip

Amount   Saved

Take a five   minute shower instead of a bath About 15 gallons per shower
Install a low-flow shower head to reduce water by 50% or more About 3 gallons per minute per shower
Ultra-low flush toilets use 1.6 gallons of water per flush rather   than 6 gallons Almost 4 gallons per flush
When brushing teeth, use a glassful of water instead of running the   tap 3 or more gallons per brushing
When shaving, instead of running water, partially fill basin and use   stopper 3 gallons per shave
Hand was dishes in a filled basin, not with water running 25 gallons per load
Run automatic dishwasher load on short cycle rather than standard   cycle 3 – 4 gallons per load
Keep a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator instead of running   it at the tap until it is cold About 2 gallons per drink
To clean foods, use a brush and a bowl full of water, instead of   running water over fruits and vegetables 2- 10 gallons per meal
Water landscaping three times per week, no more than 1 hour per zone Over 500 gallons a week in the summer
Use a broom or rake rather than a hose to remove pine needles and   debris from driveway 25 gallons per 5 minutes of work
Wash your car with a bucket, sponge, and a hose with a shut-off valve   (and re-use water for chrome, hub caps and wheels) 85 gallons or more per wash