Ten Ways to Avoid Water Waste

  1. Do not over-water plants and lawns. Avoid water runoff into streets and gutters.
  2. For best results, try morning watering. Evaporation loss is at a minimum.
  3. Avoid washing down paved areas. Sweep driveway and sidewalks in garden cleanup.
  4. When washing the car...Use a bucket of water. Use the hose only to rinse.
  5. Repair faucet leaks. As much as 15 gallons of water can be lost each day with a slow drip.
  6. Avoid toilet water waste. Do not use toilet as a trash disposal.
  7. Don't fall asleep in the shower. An extra five minutes in the shower could mean another 50 gallons down the drain. Use a moderate stream.
  8. The automatic dishwasher – use it wisely. Half loads cheat you out of full water use.
  9. Watch those laundry loads, too. Some 50 gallons of water are used to wash a load of clothes. Make every load count.
  10. Avoid the running faucet. Don't run water continuously while shaving, brushing teeth, peeling vegetables, or washing dishes.