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