Water Conservation

Water Conservation Defined:

Water conservation tips are simple and practical ways you can conserve water at home. Conserving water means lower water bills while helping to meet local water conservation targets.

With some of these tips, the savings are two-fold – you can conserve water as well as energy use and that means more money in your pocket. Whether you need to conserve water to save on the family budget or help with local water conservation efforts, saving water just makes good practical sense.

See also
Water 101 – From Water Filters to Bottled Water, Storing and Conserving

Water Conservation Tips Save You Money – EPA

Water Conservation Begins at Home

Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, combing your hair and other ablutions to save a whopping 240 gallons a month, according to the EPA.

The same logic applies when washing vegetables and performing other chores at the kitchen sink. If your faucets don’t have an aerator (the little round attachment that makes the water bubbly), or if the aerator is clogged, clean it out or install a new aerator — they cost just a couple of bucks and take one minute to screw in.

Washing machines can use up to 40 gallons of water per load, and dishwashers use 10 to 15 gallons per load. By running these appliances only when you have a full load, you’ll save water while you also lower your electric bills.

A leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water every day. Leaks in sinks and water pipes are just as bad, if not worse. Diagnosing toilet leaks is easy — look for water dribbling into the bowl, or put a few drops of food coloring in the tank; if the color leaks into the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.