Water Conservation Tips

Water conservation should be practiced by everyone. We all have to remember that we do live in a desert. Except for the air we breathe, water is the single most important element in our lives. It is too precious to waste.

To save water in the bathroom

Check your toilets for leaks – put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl, you have a leak that needs to be repaired immediately.
Stop using the toilet as an ashtray or a wastebasket – every time you flush you use five to seven gallons of water.
Take shorter showers or better yet take a bath. A partially filled tub uses less water than all but the shortest showers.
Turn the water off after you wet your toothbrush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.
Check faucets and pipes for leaks. One drop per second is a small enough leak to use 250 gallons of water in one month.
Install water saving devices on faucets and shower heads.
If your toilet's flapper sticks open, you are wasting allot of water! An open flapper is no different then water running from a sink faucet. Repair immediately to avoid high water charges.

To save water in the kitchen and laundry

Use your automatic dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only.
If you wash dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing.
If you have a double sink fill one with soapy water and the other with rinse water.
If you have only one sink, gather washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or a painful of hot water.
Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator – running tap water to cool it off for drinking is wasteful.
Check faucets and pipes for leaks.

Did You Know

An average shower uses 5 to 10 gallons of water per minute
A toilet uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per flush
An average load of laundry use 25-60 gallons of water
An average bath tub size uses 25-40 gallons per bath
An average condo unit with two working adults use between 3,000 – 4,000 gallons of water per month
A toilet leak can use approximately 40,000 gallons in one month