When it comes to conserving water, there are number of ways to do. Small adjustments can have big impact and they all start with you. Below are just some of conservation tips to keep in mind.
FACT - Toilets consume more than 40% of your total water usage in your home.
SOLUTION: Replacing the flapper and fill valve will keep your toilet in good working order. If you’re looking to lower water usage and water bill, you can consider replacing your old existing toilet with a new low flush toilet.
• # 1 For Washing & Rinsing Dishes
When washing and rinsing dishes, plug the drain and fill the sink with water. Don’t let the water run continuously. You can save gallons of water by doing this.
• #2 For Refrigerators, AC and Ice-makers
When it comes to air conditioners, ice-makers and refrigerators, consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances. This will prevent waste flow of water and give you significant water savings.
• #3 Lawn Watering
When watering your lawn, make sure to adjust the sprinklers so only you lawn is watered, not the sidewalk, house or the street. Also, don’t water lawn when it’s windy. You’ll just water the sidewalk instead the lawn.
• #4 Washing Clothes
When washing clothes, run only full loads in the washing machine and use the proper size selection of the machine. Doing this can save you up to 1000 gallons of water for every month.
• #5 Isolated Strips & Steep Slopes
For hard-to-water areas like isolated strips and slopes, choose groundcovers and shrubs instead of turf.
• #6 Pools & Spas
When not in use, cover you pool and spa. Check for leaks around your pumps.
• #7 Garbage Disposal
Instead of putting your vegetable food waste down the garbage disposal, compost them and save gallons every time. This also may be a good time to start composting!
• #8 Planting & Gardening
Take advantage of the rain by installing a rain barrel and reuse it in your garden during dry periods. The water you used in rinsing fruits and vegetables can be also re-used to water plants.
• #9 Cold Drinks
For cold drinks, refrigerate a bottle or a pitcher of water instead of running the tap. This way, every drop or water goes down you and not the drain.
• #10 Brushing Teeth Shaving
Don’t let the water run from the faucet when you shave or brush your teeth. Doing this would save you 10 to 20 gallons of water.