10 ways to save water
1. Check your toilet for leaks.
Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the coloring begins to appear in the bowl., you have a leak that may be wasting more than 100 gallons of
water a day.
2. Take shorter showers.
A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rise off.
3. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
Before brushing, wet your brush and fill a glass for rinsing your mouth.
4. Turn off the water while shaving.
Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of warm water in which to rinse your razor.
5. Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
Even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of water a day.
6. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads only.
Your automatic washer uses 30 to 35 gallons per cycle.
7. Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
Rinse your vegetables instead in a bowl or sink full of clean water.
8. If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing.
If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water. If you have only one sink, first gather all your washed dishes in a dish rack, then rinse them quickly with a spray device or a pan
9. Water your lawn only when it needs it
Watering on a regular schedule doesn’t allow for cool spells or rainfall which reduce the need for watering. Step on some grass. If it springs back up when you move your foot, it
doesn’t need water.
10. Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinklers
Children love to play under a hose or sprinkler on a hot day. Unfortunately, this practice is extremely wasteful of precious water and should be discouraged.