More conservation tips for your home...

Save Water Indoors

  • Place a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of letting the tap run to get a cool drink.
  • Select one glass to use for drinking each day. If you do this, your dishwasher will take longer to fill up and it will not need to be run as frequently.
  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator or in a bowl of hot water instead of using running water.
  • Let your pots and pans soak instead of letting the water run while you clean them.
  • Scrape the food on your dishes into the garbage instead of using the disposal.
  • Wash only full loads in your washing machine, or adjust the water level to reflect the size of the load.
  • Purchase appliances that offer water-and-energy-efficient cycle options.
  • Fix leaky plumbing fixtures, faucets and appliances.
  • Show children how to turn off the faucets completely after each use.
  • Switch to an ultra low-flow showerhead. This could save you as much as 2.5 gallons every minute you shower.
  • Take shorter showers - try to keep it under 5 minutes.
  • Install ultra-low-flush toilets or place a plastic bottle filled with water or sand in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used in each flush.
  • Put dye tablets or food coloring in your toilet tank and wait to see if the color appears in the bowl (without flushing). If it does, you have a leak!
  • Check to assure that your toilet's flapper valve doesn't stay open after flushing.
  • When taking a bath, start filling the tub with the drain already plugged.
  • Turn the faucet off while you shave, brush your teeth and lather up your hands.
  • Don't use the toilet as a garbage can.
  • Buy an electric razor or fill the sink with a little water to rinse your razor, instead of rinsing in running water.
  • Take a short shower instead of a bath. While a five minute shower uses a 12 to 25 gallons, a full tub requires about 70 gallons.

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