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Water Conservation Tips

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 automatic dishwasher only for full loads
  • Use your automatic 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
  • Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  • Take baths
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush


  • Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings
  • Deep-soak your lawn
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car
  • Don’t water the gutter
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
  • 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
  • Water during the cool parts of the day
  • Water your lawn only when it needs it