Everything from fixing the leaks in your house to changing the how you use water indoors and outdoors can add up to big water savings. Look for ways to use water more efficiently in your everyday life. Start saving today with these helpful tips.

Indoors

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Take showers instead of baths; Reduce showers to less than 10 minutes.
  • Replace showerhead with water-saving model.
  • Plug up the sink while washing dishes.
  • Make sure your dishwasher is fully loaded when running cycle.
  • Thaw out frozen food in the refrigerator ahead of time instead of running water or filling the sink with water.
  • Add food to your trash or create small compost pile instead of running using the garbage disposal with running water.

Outdoors

  • Create a drought resistant landscaping by using rocks and plants that require less watering.
  • Check your water irrigation system for leaks
  • Replace old outdoor faucet handles and washers to prevent leaking.
  • Sweep or use a power blower to clear driveways, sidewalks and steps rather than hosing off.
  • Wash the car with water from a bucket instead of letting the water run from the hose.
  • Cover your outdoor pool to reduce water evaporation when not in use.

For more helpful water saving tips, visit epa.org (https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/start_saving.html)