Indoor Water Conservation

Water Faucet Leaking

  • Take a shorter shower. Shower heads flow at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. Shortening your shower by two minutes can save five gallons of water. 
  • Check toilets for leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet has a leak, color will appear in the bowl within 15 minutes.
  • If you have a leak, fix it!
  • Consider purchasing a water efficient toilet that uses 20 percent less water while offering equal or superior performance.
  • Repair dripping faucets and shower heads. A drip rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year.        
  • A full bathtub can require up to 70 gallons of water, while taking a five minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.        
  • Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save eight gallons of water per day.        
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes or lower the water setting for smaller loads.
  • Efficient washing machines can save up to 50 percent of water and electricity.