There are many simple things you can do to reduce consumption and conserve water.
The following are ways you can reduce your water consumption and conserve this resource:
Lawn Watering (avg. 350 gallons/day)
- Water your lawn only when needed.
- Water early in the morning, the moisture is retained longer.
- Don’t let water run onto the pavement.
- Check hoses, faucets, and couplings for leaks.
- Mulch around trees and shrubs to slow evaporation.
Car Washing (avg. 150 gallons)
- Use a bucket of soapy water to wash your car and use a hose only for rinsing.
Cleaning Driveways and Patios (avg. 150 gallons)
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your patio, driveway, and deck area.
Showering (avg. 40-70 gallons/10-minute shower)
- Take shorter showers.
- Install water-saving showerheads.
Washing Clothes (avg. 40-50 gallons/load)
- Choose the appropriate water level for each load.
- Wait until you have a full load before washing.
- Repair hidden leaks. Locate them by shutting off all the taps and checking your water meter for movement.
- Fix dripping faucets