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Conservation Tips

  • A steady drip from a faucet can waste 350 gallons a year. A new washer often does the trick. Check outside faucets/spigots as well.
  • Be sure to only run the washer or dishwasher with full loads.
  • Don't waste toilet flushes on hair, paper towels, tissues or other things that belong in the trash. Save gallons every time.
  • Keep a pitcher or gallon jugs of tap water in the fridge rather than running the faucet to get a cold drink. If you have to run the faucet to get cold or hot water, fill a container while it runs and use it to water plants or pets.
  • Turning off the water when you brush your teeth can save 4 gallons a minute. A family of four can save 200 gallons a week just by following this simple tip.
  • Spy on your toilet. Silent leaks in toilets are common water wasters. To test, drip a little food coloring into the tank (not the bowl). Wait 5 to 10 minutes - do not flush. If you see the dye in the toilet bowl, you have a silent leak. A new flapper valve or other simple hardware fix usually stops the leak. A leaky toilet alone can waste up to 50,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Don't use water to thaw foods.
  • Install aerators on your faucets.
  • Keep your plant water pitcher in your bathroom, and fill it with your shower water as you let the water warm up.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.