29 September 2022
20 Best ways to save water
- Use a displacement device (a water-filled bottle) in the toilet tank to reduce the amount of water required to flush.
- Use toilet only for its intended purpose. Don't use the toilet to dispose of trash or tissues.
- Repair leaky taps or toilets immediately. A slow drip wastes 15 to 20 gallons of water/day.
- Consider a small capacity toilet when replacing an old one.
- Take shorter showers.
- Don't let the faucet run when brushing teeth, or shaving. Turn on only when needed.
- Flush toilets less often whenever possible.
- Let smaller children bathe together.
- When washing dishes by hand fill a basin or sink for rinsing rather than let the water run.
- Run dishwashers only when full.
- Avoid running the tap for a glass of water. Put a bottle in the refrigerator to stay cold.
- Never pour oil or grease in the drain. It requires too much water to rinse it down and may clog the drain.
- Wash only full loads of clothes.
- Use buckets and tubs to wash your car or the dog, rather than a continuous running hose.
- Water lawns and gardens only when needed and only during the early morning or evening when evaporation is lower.
- Use a nozzle on your garden hose to act as flow-restrictor and reduce water use significantly.
- Cutting grass to no less than 2 or 3 cm height will reduce the amount of water needed.
- Sweep sidewalks and driveways instead of washing them down with a hose.
- Reuse as much water as possible.
- If lawn watering is scheduled, let kids play in the hose or sprinkler in a grassy area instead of filling a wading pool.