Water-Saving Tips

Helpful Tips

Of all the water on the earth, less than 1% is available for use by people. It is important to conserve water whenever possible. Try these tips for conserving water:

  • Water lawns during cooler parts of the day - this can save 300 gallons of water per month
  • Swap the hose for the broom to clean driveways and patios - this can save 150 gallons each time
  • Try xeriscaping, a type of landscaping that stresses proper soil preparation, efficient irrigation and the use of drought-resistant plants that require less water - this can save 750 gallons per month
  • Keep a pitcher of tap water in the refrigerator instead of running tap water to cool off for drinking - this can save 200-300 gallons per month
  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks - this can save 400 or more gallons per month
  • Take shorter showers - A two-minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons a month
  • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors - this can save 200-300 gallons per month
  • Turn water off while brushing your teeth - this can save three gallons every day
  • Place mulch around trees and plants which slows down evaporation - this can save 50-150 gallons a month

For more tips on how to use water wisely and more efficiently, visit Water IQ and enter your zip code.