Water Conservation

water conservation

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.
Leaks
  • Repair hidden leaks. Locate them by shutting off all the taps and checking your water meter for movement.
  • Fix dripping faucets