Conserving water doesn’t just help the environment; it can also help you save money! The following tips will help you spend less on your water services:
- Wash only full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher.
- Don't run water continuously when doing dishes by hand.
- Install low-flow showerheads and toilets.
- Don’t leave the water running when shaving or brushing teeth! With a full running tap, shaving uses 20 gallons of water and brushing teeth uses 10 gallons.
- Check for leaky faucets and toilets. A dripping faucet can waste over six gallons a day.
- Use a broom—not a hose—to clean driveways and sidewalks.
- Plant shrubs or add other forms of landscaping instead of grass—grass requires 4 times as much water as other plants.
- Water your lawn in the evenings or early mornings to reduce evaporation.
- Add several inches of mulch in early spring to reduce your yard’s water needs and prevent weed growth!