Water Saving Tips

 

How efficient is your existing equipment?

How efficient is your existing equipment?

  • Run the dishwasher only when full to save water and energy.

 

  • Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher. Save: 3 to 8 Gallons/Load.

 

  • Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.

 

  • If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

 

  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

 

  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water

 

  • If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.

 

  • Don’t use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator.

 

  • Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor. Save: Up to 300 gallons a month.

 

  • Install low-flow showerheads. Save: 2.5 Gallons

 

  • Take five-minute showers instead of 10 minute showers. Save: 12.5 gallons with a low flow showerhead, 25 gallons with a standard 5.0 gallon per minute showerhead.

 

  • Turn off the water while washing your hair. Save: Up to 150 gallons a month

 

  • Use the washing machine for full loads only to save water and energy.

 

  • Install a water-efficient clothes washer. Save: 16 Gallons/Load