Water Conservation

Ways to Conserve Water

There are a number of ways to save water, and they, start with you. When you save water you save money.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full.
  • Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
  • Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and meter are tools that discover leaks.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
  • Use a broom or leaf blower instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalks.
  • When doing laundry match the water level to the size of the load.
  • Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Avoid recreational water toys that require constant flow of water.
  • Turn off water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
  • If your toilet flapper doesn’t close after flushing, replace it.
  • Share your conservation tips with friends and neighbors.
  • Listen for dripping faucets and running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons a month.
  • Turn off water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.
  • When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant don’t throw it in the trash, use it to water a plant.
  • Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water for plant watering.

Learn More

To learn more, contact the Water Department at (276) 679-1160.