Save Money, Save Water
While it might seem like a drop in the bucket, taking some small steps can make a big difference in your yearly water expenses.
The money saving tips available here can help you make a welcome difference in your monthly bill and your environment.
SINK - When you're washing, shaving or brushing your teeth, don't let the water run. Instead, put some water in the sink to use for washing or shaving. Use a cup of water for rinsing after brushing your teeth.
TOILET - Flush only when necessary. Don't use your toilet for getting rid of trash.
SHOWER - Keep your showers short and use as little water as possible. Bathe small children together.
DRINKING - Keep a container of water in your refrigerator. So you can get cold water fast without running your faucet.
COOKING - Thaw frozen food in your refrigerator instead of using running water.
WASHING DISHES - Fill your sink with water to wash and rinse - don't run your water constantly. Remove the food off your dishes, but don't rinse first. Soak pots and pans in water before you wash them. Use only a small amount of soap.
WASHING CLOTHES - If you've got some really dirty clothes to clean, soak them before you wash them. Use only a small amount of soap. Check the load selector on your washer to make sure it matches the size of your load. If you don't have a load selector, wash only full loads.
HEAVY DUTY CLEANING - Items like grills and oven racks should presoak overnight before being washed. Use scouring pads to clean, using as little water as possible.
WASHING YOUR CAR - Rinse your car once and turn off the water. Soap up the car from a bucket of soapy water, then rinse again. Use as little water as possible. To better protect the environment, take your vehicle to a car wash where dirty water is discharged to the sanitary sewer system.