Water Conservation Tips

Saving Water

Kitchen & Laundry

  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  • Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables
  • If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads
  • Use your washing machine only for full loads


  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  • Check your toilets for leaks
  • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  • Put plastic bottles in your toilet tank
  • Rinse your razor in the sink full of water rather than running water the whole time
  • Stop using the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush


  • Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
  • Water during the cool parts of the day
  • Water your lawn or garden only when it is absolutely necessary.
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
  • Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinkler
  • Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks