Conserving Water

Choose water-efficient products and test your WaterSense – A family of four uses 400 gallons(1512 lit) of water every day. EPA’s WaterSense program helps conserve water for future generations by providing information on products and programs that save water without sacrificing performance

More steps you can take

   Don’t let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth.

Take short showers instead of tub baths
    Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool
    Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher; wash only full loads
    Wash only full loads of laundry or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine
    Buy high-efficient plumbing fixtures & appliances
    Repair all leaks (a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons a day)
    Water the lawn or garden during the coolest part of the day (early morning is best)
    Water plants differently according to what they need. Check with your local extension service or nurseries for advice
    Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only – not the street or sidewalk
    Use soaker hoses or trickle irrigation systems for trees and shrubs
    Keep your yard healthy – dethatch, use mulch, etc
    Sweep outside instead of using a hose
    Landscape using “rain garden” techniques to save water and reduce stormwater runoff

United States Environmental Protection Agency

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