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Water Conservation Tips

Inside Your Home

  • Conserving water is a lifestyle change that benefits our community throughout the year. Reduce water use with simple water conservation measures at home.
  • Shorter your shower by just one or two minutes and you’ll conserve gallons of water each day.
  • Turn on the dishwasher or laundry machine ONLY when full.
  • Turn the water off while shaving and brushing your teeth.

You can save 8 gallons of water each day by simply turning off the faucet while you brush

  • Use the garbage disposal less often.
  • Fix faucets that have leaks or drips. Installing low flow faucets can reduce water use by 70% at each faucet.
  • Insulate water pipes inside and outside your home.
  • Replace toilets and appliances with energy efficient models.

Identify plumbing problems in your home and have them repaired

  • Leaky faucets and toilets that stick or continue running after you flush can waste gallons of water each day. Low flow toilets can reduce your water use from 6 gallons per flush to 1.3 gallons per flush.
  • Wash your clothes in an Energy Star washing machine and reduce your water use for washing clothes by almost 50%.

To Shower or Take a Bath?

  • A ten minute shower using a typical showerhead will use about 3 gallons more water than a bath. By installing a low flow showerhead, you can save about a third of the water use during your shower.

Find out how you can reduce your water footprint on the Good Magazine website.

Learn more water conservation tips for outside your home in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.

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