Water Saving Tips

There are many things that can be done to conserve water.  Here are a few tips for using water wisely.

  1. In the Bathroom
  2. On the Lawn
  3. Landscaping
  4. Other Outdoor Tips

In the Bathroom

  • One of the best ways to save water inside the home is by replacing the parts inside your toilet tanks every year. Leaking toilets can send over 14,000 gallons of water down the drain in a single day. Because a leaking toilet is often difficult to see or hear, toilet leaks surprise many customers in the form of an unusually high water bill. Internal toilet parts, like tires on a car, wear out over time and need to be replaced. Doing it before they begin leaking saves water and money. 
  • Test for toilet leaks by adding food coloring in the toilet tank and wait at least 30 minutes, and preferably overnight, to flush. If the water in the bowl turns color, you may have a leak. Learn more here: Leak Detection.
  • Install water saving low-flow shower heads.
  • Don’t use the toilet to dispose of tissues or other trash. Every flush uses three and a half to seven gallons of water.
  • When replacing fixtures, install water saving models.
  • A bathtub filled half full holds about 50 gallons of water. Consider showering instead.
  • Limit the length of showers to two or three minutes. An unrestricted shower head runs at five to ten gallons a minute.  
  • Avoid letting the water run while shaving, brushing your teeth, and washing your face.  
  • Teach everyone to turn faucets off tightly after use.