Water Conservation Tips

  1. Appliances and Plumbing
  2. Bathroom
  3. Kitchen
  4. Laundry
  5. Outdoor Use
  • Check water requirements of various models and brands when considering purchasing any new appliance that uses water. Some use less water than others.
  • Check all water connections and faucets for leaks. A slow drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day and can add as much as $10 per month to the water bill.
  • Learn to replace washers so that drips can be corrected promptly. It is easy to do, costs very little, and can represent a substantial amount saved in plumbing and water bills.
  • Check for water leakage you may be unaware of, such as a leak between the water meter and the house. To check, all indoor and outdoor faucets should be turned off, and the water meter should be checked. It it continues to run or turn, a leak probably exists and needs to be located.
  • Insulate all hot water pipes to avoid the delays (and wasted water) experienced while waiting for the water to turn hot.
  • Be sure the hot water heater thermostat is not set too high. Extremely hot settings waste water and energy because the water often has to be cooled with cold water before it can be used.
  • Use a moisture meter to determine when house plants need water. More plants die from over-watering than from being on the dry side.