Indoor Water Conservation

5 ways to reduce water use by 5 gal/day for $5.00. 

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Action 

Water Savings            
Cost        
1)  Turn faucet off when brushing teeth, shaving  5 - 10 gal/person/day
 $0.00
2)  Install a faucet aerator on your bathroom sink  5 - 10 gal/person/day
 $3.60
3)  Install a faucet aerator on your kitchen sink 10 - 20 gal/day
 $5.50
4)  Install a toilet tummy in your toilet tank  5 - 10 gal/person/day
 $4.80
5)  Don't use your toilet as a waste basket 3 - 7 gallons/flush
 $0.00


Other Ways to Conserve Water Throughout Your Home:

toilet tummy going in toiletIn the Bathroom

  • Install a water-saving shower head. Older heads use 5-10 gallons per minute (gpm). All new fixtures use approximately 2.5 gpm and offer equal water coverage and force.
  • Many high water consumption problems stem from toilets which slowly leak water because of bad valves, improperly positioned float arms or defective overflow tubes.  Place dye tablets in your toilet tank.  After several minutes if you see the dye enter your toilet bowl you know you have a leak.
  • Consider installing a high efficiency toilet (HET) that only uses 1.28 gallons/flush. 

In the Kitchen

  • Rinse dishes, vegetables and fruits in a filled basin, rather than under running water.
  • Water your plants with left-over rinse water. (Plants also love fish tank water!)
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher. Use the "light wash" setting when possible.
  • Consider buying a high efficiency dishwasher that will save water and energy.  Some water districts and homeowners associations give discounts for this.
  • Keep a jug of chilled water in the refrigerator for drinking to avoid running the water until it gets cold.

In the Laundry

  • Wash only full loads of clothing.
  • Hand wash single garments.
  • Consider buying a high efficiency washing machine that will save water and energy.  Some water districts and homeowners associations give rebates for this.
 

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