10 Tips for
Saving water is a huge
priority these days. The following hints are designed to help you
save money and preserve our fresh water resources. There are many
different ways to save water and they all start with you.
#1. Run your washing machine and
dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1000 gallons a
month. Also, if you run them past 7:00pm you will save on energy as
#2. Donít let the water run while you
brush your teeth and you could save up to 4 gallons a minute. Thatís
200 gallons a week for a family of four.
#3. Grab a wrench or call Lee to fix
that leaky faucet. Itís easy, inexpensive, and could save up to 140
gallons a week.
#4. When doing laundry, match the water
level to the size of the load so you donít accidentally over water
the load. Also, try to only do laundry when you are going to do a
full load, it will cut electrical costs.
#5. Install low-flow showerheads in all
showers and aerated faucets on your sinks. Theyíre inexpensive, easy
to install, and can save your family up to 900 gallons a week. Hint:
If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds,
then you probably need to replace it with a more water efficient
#6. By reusing your shower towel
multiple times, it will cut down on the amount of laundry you will
#7. Verify that your home is leak-free!
Many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your water meter before and
after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter
does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
#8. Use a hose nozzle and turn off the
water while you wash your car and save more than 100 gallons at a
#9. Consider installing an instant
tankless water heater so you donít have to let the water run while
it heats up. This will reduce heating costs and water waste for your
#10. Store drinking water in the
refrigerator rather than letting the tap water run every time you
want a cool glass of water. This could save hundreds of gallons a