Saving water at home isn't difficult. If you want to do your part to conserve, you can start by going through our quick conservation tips.
Water Conservation in the Bathroom
Displace water in your toilet tank by placing a weighted bottle or plastic bag inside of it. The result of doing this is the use of less water after each flush. You can save up to 5-10 gallons a day and 300 gallons a month, depending on the size of your family.
While waiting for your shower to warm up, catch the cold water in a bucket and use it to water your plants.
Check for leaks in your toilet constantly. Preventing leaks can save up to 400 gallons of water per month.
Don't let water run when brushing your teeth. Doing this can save up to 3 gallons a day. The same goes for shaving.
Water Conservation in the Kitchen
Washing dishes by hand is much more conscious than using a dishwasher. This could save up to 250 to 550 gallons of water per month
When washing the dishes by hand, don't go overboard with the soap. Cutting back makes rinsing more efficient ultimately saving 50 -150 gallons of water per month.
Thaw out frozen foods in the microwave or in the refrigerator over night, rather than doing so in running water. This could save up to 150 gallons per month.
Rinsing vegetables in a bowl instead of in running water can save up to 200 gallons per month.
Cutting garbage disposal usage down to a minimum could save up to 150 gallons of water a month.
Water Conservation Outside
Slow down evaporation of water from your plants by laying down mulch. This can save 750-1,500 gallons of water a month.
Cover your pool to reduce evaporation. This will save 1000 gallons of water a month.
Running your sprinklers can use up to 300 gallons on each cycle. Disable your sprinklers when it's raining, or buy a rain sensor to do it for you.
Let your grass grow a little longer by adjusting your lawn mower. The longer the grass is, the less evaporation occurs. This can save 500-1500 gallons each month.