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Indoor Water Conservation Tips



  • Locate your master water shut-off valve in case a pipe bursts and you need to shut if off to avoid flooding

  • Repair leaks. Even small leaks can waste 100 gallons of water each week.

  • Insulate your water pipes. You’ll get hot water faster.



  • Install an instant water heater on the kitchen sink so you don’t have to let water run while it heats.

  • Garbage disposals require a lot of water to operate properly. Start a compost pile instead.

  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan filled with water or a partially filled sink instead of under running water.

  • Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them.

  • Run the dishwasher only when full.

  • When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.

  • When it’s time to replace your dishwasher, invest in an energy efficient dishwasher.



  • Run the washing machine only when full.

  • When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

  • Invest in new water-saving appliances, like high-efficiency washing machines that can save up to 50% on water use.



  • Invest in high-efficiency toilets. Invest in high-efficiency faucets and showerheads.

  • Keep showers under 5 minutes.

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

  • Turn off the water while you shave.

  • Don’t flush tissue, cigarettes, or small bits of trash down the toilet.

  • Toilet tank leaks can be silent – but costly! From time to time, use a dye tablet in the tank to check for leaks. You may save 200 gallons a month if you find and repair a leak

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