Water conservation is a key link between balancing current and future water needs. There are a number of simple ways that you can help.
The Water Conservation Tips below provide good ideas for the entire family!
- Use a water bucket and hose shutoff when washing your vehicle.
- Use a blower or broom to clear debris from your driveway and sidewalk.
- Repair or redirect sprinkler heads to avoid watering sidewalks and streets.
- Only run your dishwasher with a full load of dishes.
- Water your lawn in the morning or late evening when there is less evaporation.
- Wash full loads of clothes only. This will help save gallons of water per wash.
- If you clothes are not heavily soiled, use the short wash cycle on your washer.
- By turning the water off while brushing your teeth, you can save 4 gallons of water.
- Take shorter showers and only use as much water as you really need.
- Never use the toilet to dispose of trash.
- Replace your showerhead with a more water efficient model.
- Fix leaky toilets, drippy faucets and other water wasters.
- Do not leave the water running when you are not using it.
- Dry scrape dishes instead of rinsing. Your dishwasher will take care of the rest.
- When planting, choose native grasses and plants that require less water.