Water Conservation Tips

Tips On Water Conservation

The prosperity, comfort, and even survival of our communities is directly affected by the water quantity as much as it is by the quality of water available. Which is why it essential for local residents to practice safe and responsible water control & conservation. Please take the time and read a few of our helpful tips, tricks, & tidbits on water conservation and we can, as a community, ensure our families are well-provisioned with clean, potable water reliably & consistently.

Size DOES Matter!

Buy a water heater that fits your needs. If it’s too big you’ll be paying to heat water you don’t need.

Proper Temperature

Turn down the thermostat to 120F. You’ll save money and prevent scalding accidents.

Water Heater Insulation

Insulate your water heater tank and hot water pipes. Insulation can reduce heat loss and save you money.

Energy Efficiency

Choose an energy star water heater. These models are highly efficient and will save you money in the long run.

 

FIX Any Leaks!

Fix leaks; a leaky toilet wastes 200 gallons of water per day. Leaky faucets waste more than 3,000 gallons per year!

System Optimization #1

Install low flow aerators. The aerator is the screw-on tip of the faucet. Look for a flow rate of no more than 1 gallon per minute.

Baths VS Showers

Take showers instead of baths. A bath uses 70 gallons of water, but a 5 minute shower only uses 10-25 gallons.

System Optimization #2

Install low flow showerheads. They use one third less water than a regular showerheads. At the store, look for WaterSense label on products.

Limit Water Waste

Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving. Doing so could save up to 8 gallons of water every day, per household. Compond that by the many residents in our community and we're well on our way towards proper conservation.

System Optimization #3

Install a toilet dam. It displaces water in the tank so that the toilet uses less water every time it’s flushed.

 

Smarter Hydration

Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the fridge, so you don’t have to run the faucet until the water gets cold.

Proper Thawing

Thaw frozen food overnight in the refrigerator. You’ll save water and energy by not running hot water from the tap.

Water Heater Insulation

Insulate your water heater tank and hot water pipes. Insulation can reduce heat loss and save you money.

Water Management

Don’t let the water run when washing fruits and veggies. Put them in a sink or pan and fill it up with water.

System Underload

Fully load the dishwasher. It costs exactly the same amount to wash one dish as it does to wash a full load.

Efficient Disposal

Scrape, don’t rinse. There’s no need to pre-rinse plates before putting them in the dishwasher. Just scrape off any excess food.

Cleaning Advantage

Use the dishwasher. It uses less hot water than hand washing could save you up to $40.00 a year.

Embrace Sustainability

Avoid using the garbage disposal whenever you can. Try composting your food waste instead.

 

Sometimes More Is MORE!

Wash full loads. The washer fills up with water weather it has one item or a full load. If your machine has a water level or load size selector, use it.

System Choice

Choose an Energy star washing machine. It uses less than half the water and energy of a standard machine.

Cycle Selection

Use cold water. You’ll save money because you’re not paying to heat the water. Only use hot water for very dirty loads.

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