Indoor Water Wise Tips

​​​​​In the Bathroom 
  • ​​Take five-minute showers.​
  • Install water-saving showerheads. A quality water-saving showerhead provides a luxurious shower, yet uses no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Ask your hardware retailer for advice.​
  • Check toilets for leaks. If you have a leak, you may be wasting up to 200 gallons of water per day.
  • Don't use your toilet as a trashcan or ashtray. Toilets use anywhere from 1.3 to 3.5 gallons of water per flush.
  • Replace your old toilet with a low-consumption toilet (click he​re​ for more info and to see if you're eligible for a $75 rebate).​​
  • Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving.
 In the Laundry Room 
  • ​Use the proper water-level setting when washing clothes. If you machine's water level cannot be adjusted, do FULL loads only. 
  • When replacing a washing machine, look for one with the Energy Star label. It will use only 18-25 gallons per load. Traditional washers use 40 gallons per load. Learn more at www.energystar.gov
 In the Kitchen 
  • Don't leave the water running when washing dishes by hand or rinsing fruits and vegetables. Instead, fill your sink or a bowl with water to rinse them. Any dirt will sink to the bottom of the bowl or sink. 
  • ​Check pipes and faucets for leaks. A small drip can waste 50 gallons a day!​
  • Keep drinking water in the refrigerator. Stop the wasteful practice of running the tap to cool water.
  • Run the dishwasher only when full. 
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