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Inside & Outside Your Home

Kitchen

Turn off the faucet while washing dishes.

The average person uses 10.9 gallons of water from the faucet a day.

Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry

The average dishwasher uses 8-12 gallons each usage whether or not it’s a full load.
 
 Fix dripping and leaking faucets.

A faucet leaking 30 drops per minute wastes 54 gallons a month.
 
Don’t run the tap to make water cold or hot.

Instead, keep a pitcher of water in the fridge.

 

Shower/Bath

 Turn off the faucet while shaving, washing up, and brushing teeth.

The average person uses 10.9 gallons of water from the faucet a day.

Fix leaking toilets.

 A leaking toilet wastes 200 gallons a day.

Install water-saving plumbing fixtures.

A low-flow showerhead saves up to 7.5 gallons a minute.

Take shorter showers or fill bathtub only part way.

The average person uses 15 gallons a day in bathing and hygiene.

Throw used facial tissues into the waste basket instead of using the toilet as a waste basket.

Put a plastic jug filled with water in the tank of conventional toilets.

You’ll save that much volume in water each time you flush. You’ll save up to 6 gallons of water each time you don’t flush.     

 

Outdoors

Adjust your sprinkler heads.

So that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs, saves 500 gallons a month.

Use mulch around shrubs and garden plants to save soil moisture.

Apply organic mulches 4 inches deep to keep plants’ roots cool, prevent soil crusting, minimize evaporation, and reduce weed growth.

Sweep sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them.

Eliminating a weekly 5-minute pavement hose-down could save between 625 and 2500 gallons of water per year depending on the flow rate.

Install Shut-off nozzles on all garden hoses.

Stopping water from running while in use will save hundreds of gallons of wasted water

Wash cars less frequently.

If your car desperately needs a bath, take it to a car wash that recycles water.

Water lawns and gardens in the late/alternate evenings instead of every day.

Less frequent watering will develop grass with deeper roots and night-time watering minimizes evaporation.

Raise your lawn mower cutting height.

Longer grass needs less water.