Tips for Saving Water at Home

Today is World Water Day, a day to reflect on the importance of water, and among other things, how to conserve this precious resource. As a citizen, you and your community can do a lot to help protect our water supply—water conservation starts right at home.

Here’s some simple practices you can enforce at home to help save water:

In the kitchen:

  • Install low-flow faucets, which can save you up to 3.5 gallons of water a minute
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in your sink, rather than running water
  • Install an energy-efficient dishwasher (*our new homes come with eco-friendly appliances)
  • Avoid pre-rinsing dishes, and ensure your dishwasher is completely full before running it
  • Keep a jug of water in the fridge, rather than running the tap until it’s cold
  • Designate one glass for water drinking per day, instead of dirtying (and having to clean) multiple glasses

In the laundry room:

  • Use front-loading washing machines, which are energy-efficient and use less water (*our new homes come with eco-friendly appliances)
  • Ensure your laundry loads are large enough before running the washing machine
  • Match the water level in your washer to the size of your load
  • Wash in cold water whenever possible

Outside your home:

  • Avoid running your sprinkler to water your lawn
  • Use a rain barrel to catch rainwater for watering plants/flowers
  • Avoid running your hose for extended periods of time: washing your car, washing your siding, etc.

In the bathroom: 

  • Use water-efficient shower heads
  • Install water-efficient faucets
  • Check your toilet for leaks
  • Install a low-flow toilet
  • Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth, or shaving, etc.
  • Turn off the water while washing your hair

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