- No Drips
- Install new fixtures
- Good Water Habits
- Stay away from the bottle
- Beyond the Lawn
- Rain Water
- Harvest your Grey water
- Car Wash
A dripping faucet can waste 10 gallons of water a day. A leaking toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water in a month. By keeping your existing equipment well maintained is the easiest and cheapest way to save water.
New, low-volume or dual flush toilets, low-flow shower heads, water-efficient dishwashers and clothes washing machines can save you water and money. Aerators on your faucets can reduce water volume. Water-saving shower heads can cut the volume of water used down to 1.2 gallons per minute or less, and some even have a “pause button” to let you stop the water while soaping up or shampooing.
All water that goes down the drain gets mixed with raw sewage. So save water by turning off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving and always wash dishes and laundry with full loads. Take shorter showers and save multiple gallons of water a month.
Bottled water is a scam. Tap water is provided by government utility and tested regularly. Bottled water is not as well regulated and in most cases is not even pure.
While watering plants try to do it during the coldest part of a day or even at night to minimize evaporation.
Place a rain barrel on your downspouts and use that water to water plants around the house.
Water that has been used at least once is sometimes still clean enough for other jobs around the house. This water is called grey water. Avoid sending water down the drain when it can be used elsewhere around the house.
Car washes are more efficient than home washing by treating their water and reusing it rather then letting it run down the drain. Not all car washed do this so you may have to look into what places offer the reused water.
Report broken pipes, hydrants, and excessive waste. Point out leaks to friends and family members. They may be unaware or even forgot about a leak within their home.
Don’t pour chemicals down drains, or flush drugs down toilets. These could come back in a diluted form in your water.