Aside from a home’s plumbing, there are multiple areas around a dwelling that can also be responsible for water waste such as washing machines. Instead of washing partial loads of laundry and dishes, make it a point to only use clothes washers and dishwashers when they are full. This can save thousands of gallons of water each year.
Another example of inefficient water use is having faucets running while shaving, brushing your teeth or washing dishes by hand. Fill the sink with water or turn t
he faucet off when water flow is not needed for rinsing.
Toilets are another major culprit for unnecessary water usage. Address any leaks around toilets and adjust water pressure valves down. If possible, also have a more efficient toilet
installed that uses less water per flush.
● Collecting rain runoff or excess shower water to water gardens
● Occasionally flushing the toilet
● Installing water-efficient shower heads
● Watering your lawn only in the morning or evening hours
While these are just a handful of steps you can take to keep water bills at manageable levels, they should get you started.