Water Saving Tips

Save Water

Turning the water off while
brushing your teeth can
save up to 4 gallons a minute

Chill tap water in your fridge

Instead of running the water until
it's cold enough to drink

Cover your pool or spa

Left uncovered, you can lose up
to 1000 gallons a month

While Shampooing your hair

Turning the water off can save you
more than 50 gallons a week

Use soapy water and a bucket

When washing your car as well, as a
nozzle to control the flow of water

Leaky Faucets and hoses

Can waste up to 170 gallons per day

Save 1000 gallons a month

Run your washing machine or
dishwasher only when it is full

Test your toilet for leaks

Leaking toilets waste gallons
of water per day

Water your lawn before 8 AM

To avoid evaporation from the sun and the
possibility of mildew from evening watering

Avoid watering on windy days

Sidewalks and driveways don't grow well


Additional Tips


Use a water-efficient showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.


Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.


Avoid using the toilet for a wastebasket. Every flush you eliminate can save between 2 and 7 gallons of water.


Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller water drops and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.


Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.


When washing dishes by hand, fill the sink basin or a large container and rinse when all of the dishes have been soaped and scrubbed.


Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low water use plant for year-round landscape color and save up to 550 gallons each year.


Replacing an 18 liter per flush toilet with an ultra-low volume (ULV) 6 liter flush model represents a 70% savings in water flushed and will cut indoor water use by about 30%.