Ways to Conserve Water

Written by: Erica Spangler

Use these tips to help you keep your water bills down, your water usage down and doing your part for your community. As water becomes one of the most talked about conversations this year, we wanted to share with you what you can do. While using water saving faucets and appliances helps out a lot, there are other ways to conserve water usage by changing some simple habits.

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How To Save Water in Your Bathroom

Turn Water Off While Brushing Your Teeth

Bathroom Water Saving Tips

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Check your water meter for hidden leaks. Check before and after a 2 hour period of no water usage.
  • Fix any leaky faucets. A single leaky faucet can lose more than 20 gallons of water a day.
  • Insulate your water pipes with pipe foam insulation. It will require less energy to warm up your water.
  • Fill up a water bottle with sand or pebbles and put it in your toilet tank. This substitutes a low-flow toilet.
  • Put food coloring in your toilet's tank. If the color appears in your bowl before flushing, then there is a leak.

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Bathroom Water Saving Products

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Bathroom Faucet

Touch or touchless faucets keep water usage even lower because you only use water as you need it.

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Toilet

Dual flush toilets keep you using only the water you need. The lower flow is 0.8 gpf and the higher flow is 1.6 gpf

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Shower Faucet

Reduce your shower by 5 minutes and you will save at least 10 gallons of water.

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Shower Heads

Keep your shower heads clean of hard water deposits to ensure optimal water pressure.

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How To Save Water in Your Kitchen or Laundry Room

Wash Veggies in a Bowl

Kitchen and Laundry Water Saving Products

  • Wash your fruits and veggies in a large tub of water. Use the left over water to water plants.
  • Only run full loads when using a dishwasher or washing machine.
  • When washing clothes consider combining like colors to reduce the amount of loads.
  • Defrost frozen food in a refrigerator overnight instead of water.
  • Use the dishwasher. Newer dishwashers use as little as 4.5 gallons; hand washing can use over 20 gallons.
  • Upgrade your dishwasher or washing machine to a new energy star model. They use less water and less energy.
  • Install point of use water heaters. These cut your wait time for hot water, saving time, money and water.

Kitchen Water Saving Products

Consider switching out kitchen and laundry fixtures and appliances to save you energy, money and water.

Kitchen Faucet

Touch or touchless kitchen faucets save water and keep them clean.

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Dishwasher

Make sure to follow the loading instructions for a full load.

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Washing Machine

Using cold water saves you money and is softer on your clothes.

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Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters only heat up the amount of water you need.

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Let us know how you save water in the comments below.

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