10 Tips for Reducing Water Use

Fix Leaks

Fix Leaks

Find and fix leaks with step-by-step instructions and how-to videos from the Saving Water Partnership.

Low Flow Toilet

Go with the Low Flow

Install water-efficient fixtures in your home. Look for EPA WaterSense labels and check out the rebates from the Saving Water Partnership.

Turn Off the Tap

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.

Washing Machine

Run Full Loads

Only run full loads of dishes and laundry.


Water Wisely

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.

Organics Container


Use your organics container instead of the garbage disposal.


Take Shorter Showers

Try using your favorite song or playlist as a shower timer.

Rain Barrel

Consider Rain Barrels

Place rain barrels beneath your downspouts. The water that you collect can be used to water outdoor plants and trees.

Watering with Hose

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.