Indoor Water Saving Tips
- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- Turn your water off while you’re brushing your teeth.
- Fill kettles only with the amount of water you need.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
- Fix dripping faucets.
- Limit the use of your garbage disposal as it requires a sizeable amount of water to operate properly.
- Ensure you always have a pitcher of water in the refrigerator for drinking, so you won’t have to let the water run to get cold water.
- Save water by limiting your shower to the time it takes you to soap up and rinse off.
- Install water-saving showerheads.
- When buying new appliances, ensure they are water-efficient.
- Do not use your toilet as a waste basket. Throw tissues, insects and other trash in the wastebasket, not the toilet.
- Check your toilet for leaks. For more information, view how to Test Your Toilet.
Last edited: May 26, 2015