Conservation Tips

  • Installing a low-flow toilet can save a family of 4 more than 45 gallons of water a day.  That's 1,350 gallons a month.
  • By planting low-water-use grasses and shrubs, you can cut your lawn watering by 20 to 50%.
  • The average automatic dishwasher uses 12 to 20 gallons of water in one cycle.  Save water by running the dishwasher only when it is full.  Washing by hand is less efficient and wastes more water.
  • Running the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving can use two to five gallons of water per minute.  Shut off the water until you're ready to rinse.  You could same about 100 gallons a month.
  • When watering the lawn, adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered, not the house, sidewalk or street.
  • Recycle water from fish tanks by using it to water plants.  Fish emulsion is a good, inexpensive fertilizer that is high in nitrogen and phosphorous.