Water Conservation Tips
10 Water Conservation Tips for Summer
- Find and fix household leaks!
- Fix or replace broken sprinklers. According to the EPA, “One broken sprinkler head can waste 25,000 gallons in just 6 months.”
- Water your lawn in the morning. Water early in the morning (or later in the evening) to prevent water waste due to evaporation.
- Reduce hose usage. Sweep sidewalks, patios, and decks with a broom instead of a hose. And consider going to a public swimming pool rather than filling up that 50-gallon kiddie pool.
- Be mindful when doing laundry. Use an Energy Star front-load washing machine and always wash full loads.
- Turn off the faucet. Don’t let the tap run while brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
- Use an efficient dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand typically wastes more water than using the dishwasher—especially if you run full loads and use a water-efficient machine.
- Install low-flow showerheads. Did you know you can save 15 gallons of water per every 10-minute shower by simply upgrading to a low-flow showerhead? Also, make it a goal to take shorter showers this summer.
- Replace your toilet. Save water with every flush by replacing old or leaky toilets with newer, more water-efficient toilets. When selecting a new toilet, look for the WaterSense® label and consider upgrading to a dual-flush toilet.
- Install awater security system. This is the best way to prevent and minimize future household water leaks.