TOILET TIPS

20% OF ALL TOILETS LEAK
TOILETS USE AN AVERAGE OF 30% OF ALL INDOOR WATER USE.
TOILETS BUILT PRIOR TO 1994 USE 3.7 TO 7 GALLONS PER FLUSH.
REPLACING THAT OLD TOILET WITH A NEW ONE WILL SAVE YOU AN AVERAGE OF 22,000 GALLONS PER YEAR.

 

SHOWER & FAUCETS TIPS

THE THIRD HIGHEST USE OF INDOOR WATER IS BATHING, AND BECAUSE MOST OF US LIKE TO USE WARM WATER WHEN WE BATHE, IT’S ALSO THE SECOND HIGHEST USE OF ENERGY IN THE HOME.
TAKE A QUICK SHOWER RATHER THAN A BATH AND SAVE AN AVERAGE OF 20 GALLONS OF WATER
INSTALL A WATER-EFFICIENT SHOWERHEAD WITH A FLOW OF LESS THAN 2.5 GALLONS PER MINUTE.
INSTALL AERATORS ON YOUR KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FAUCETS TO REDUCE INDOOR WATER USE BY 4%.
TURN OFF THE WATER WHEN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH AND SHAVING AND SAVE MORE THAN 5 GALLONS PER DAY.
RE-USE THE WATER THAT VEGETABLES ARE WASHED IN FOR WATERING HOUSEPLANTS OR FOR CLEANING.
INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR TAP WATER TO GET COLD ENOUGH FOR DRINKING, KEEP A BOTTLE OF WATER IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

 

MAJOR APPLIANCES TIPS

CLOTHES WASHERS CAN USE AS MUCH AS 30-35 GALLONS OF WATER PER CYCLE, AND DISHWASHERS AS MUCH AS 25 GALLONS PER CYCLE.
WAIT UNTIL YOUR DISHWASHER IS FULL BEFORE RUNNING.
CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF RINSING YOU DO BEFORE LOADING THE DISHWASHER.
ONLY USE THE WASHING MACHINE WHEN IT IS FULL, AND SET THE WATER LEVELS TO THE APPROPRIATE LOADS.

 

GENERAL TIPS

CLEAN DRIVEWAYS AND SIDEWALKS WITH A BROOM INSTEAD OF THE HOSE.
CHECK FOR LEAKS IN OUTDOOR FAUCETS, PIPES AND HOSES.
PREVENT THE CREATION OF LEAKS BY SHUTTING OFF AND DRAINING WATER LINES TO OUTSIDE SPIGOTS IN THE WINTER.
COVER YOUR SPA OR POOL TO REDUCE EVAPORATION. AN AVERAGE SIZE POOL LEFT UNCOVERED CAN LOSE AS MUCH AS 1,000 GALLONS OF WATER PER MONTH.
AS MUCH AS 30% OF WATER CAN BE LOST TO EVAPORATION BY WATERING THE LAWN DURING THE MIDDAY.