Install water-efficient fixtures in your home. Look for EPA WaterSense labels and check out the rebates from the Saving Water Partnership.
Never Leave the Water Running
When brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the tap.
Use your Dishwasher
Use the dishwasher and skip a pre-rinse. If you have to hand wash, fill your sink with soapy water rather than leaving the water running.
Run Full Loads
Only run full loads of dishes and laundry.
Avoid overwatering your lawn and garden. Water early in the morning or at night to avoid excess evaporation. Contact the Garden Hotline for answers to your gardening questions.
Use your organics container instead of the garbage disposal.
Take Shorter Showers
Try using your favorite song or playlist as a shower timer.
Consider Rain Barrels
Place rain barrels beneath your downspouts. The water that you collect can be used to water outdoor plants and trees.
Use a Broom
When your driveway or sidewalk needs cleaning, use a broom instead of a hose. It can save up to 80 gallons of water. Not only are you saving water but helping to keep pollutants out of our local streams.