Water conservation is more that just purchasing appliances and products that help you save water. It is a way of life. We are interested in providing information and resources for you so that you can do your part to help save the planet. Some things are easier than others, and some things save more water than others. Once you get in the habit of saving water, it becomes easier and easier to do so. Take some time to look through our directory of rebate programs and local water conservation programs. Then read the water conservation tips guide. We put together some things for you to do that are easy and very powerful when it comes to changing your lifestyle and saving the planet.
Water Saving Tips
- Wait until your dishwasher and washing machine are completely full before running them. This can save a ton of water every month.
- Examine your water bill every month for a few months and see if you are hemorrhaging water somehow. You can use your bill as a tool to find out if you have any leaks.
- Most shower heads run at 2.5 gallons per minute or more. Take a one gallon bucket and fill it up for 20 seconds. If it’s full in that time or less, it’s time for a new shower head.
- Try trimming a few minutes off your shower every day.
- Take some food coloring and put it in the tank of your toilet. If you can see it come out in the bowl your tank leaks. This one thing can be a huge saver.
- Does your faucet leak? If so, try and tighten it up with a wrench. It’s actually really easy.
- Use a low flow shower head. Even at 1.5 GPM or less you can still get a great shower.
- Buy an Energy Star washing machine. They save tons of water and reduce energy costs.
- Look for products with the EPA WaterSense Label. They are strictly tested and can help you save water.