Using water-saving techniques can save you money and diverts less water from our creeks, rivers, and waterways, which helps keep the environment healthy. It can also reduce water and wastewater treatment costs and the amount of energy used to treat, pump, and heat water.
April is Water Conservation Month, take the pledge and practice water conservation. Follow the tips below on saving water when not using it and see how just much water you can save!
How To Conserve As A Resident
Wash Only Full Loads Of Laundry
Wait to run your washing machine until it’s completely full. This will maximize how many clothes you clean in one cycle.
Shorten Your Showers
A non-water-saving waterhead uses 5 gallons of water per minute. Water conserving showerheads use 2 gallons per minute.
Don't Run Water While Brushing Teeth
Brushing your teeth with the water running uses about 4 gallons. Turning the water off when you're not rinsing uses less than a quarter or . 25 gallons.
Displace Toilet Water
Most toilets use 5 gallons a flush. Water-saving, high effiency, toilets use 1.28 gallons per flush.
How To Conserve As A Business
Monitor Water Consumption
An audit establishes a clear baseline of your water usage. The audit should include water usage, like how much you use, when it is being used, and what it is being used for, to determine the best conservation method.
Water Maintenance Checks
Monitoring water use by metering and submetering, routinely inspecting pipes for leaks and repairs, and creating water consumption procedures.
Some people may not be aware of the need to conserve water, or the best way to go about it. Others may simply not realize the importance of conserving water at work, despite making efforts to do so at home.
Install Water Saving Devices
Sanitary fixtures and equipment in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of total water use within a facility. Water-saving devices in shared spaces areas like bathrooms and breakrooms can significantly improve water conservation.
Updating Our Technology
Smart meters provide a foundation to reduce water use, improve the reliability and sustainability of our water system, and minimize cost. Smart-meter customers have the tools and information to help save water, save money, and ensure a better water future.Learn More
Take The Pledge
Every Drop Counts
Estimate how much water, energy, and money you can save by installing WaterSense labeled products in your home or apartment building.Calculate Your Savings