General Water-Savings Tips
- Verify that your home is leak free. Read your water meter before and after a two hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
- Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year.
- Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded. Set the water level for the size of the load you are using.
- Take shorter showers. Replace your showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
- Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to run hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
- Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t let the tap run while you are
waiting for cool water to flow.
- Don’t assume – even if you get your water from a private well – that you do not need to observe good water-use rules. Every drop counts.
We thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in conserving water.