Know where your master water shut-off valve is located! Shut-off valves can generally be found where the water pipe enters the structure. Family members and coworkers should learn where they are located and how to turn them off in the event of an emergency, such as when a faucet becomes a fountain or a pipe inside a wall bursts. It could save hundreds of gallons of water and prevent thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home or business.
Did you know that on average a single person could use around 3 gallons per DAY to brush their teeth?
To become more efficient with your water and your water Bill turn your water faucet off and on during brushing opposed to brushing with a running faucet.
If your shower-head can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace it with a high-efficiency shower-head. Drop by the Conservation office and pick up a free high-efficiency shower-head today.
By shortening your shower by a minute or two you could save up to 150 gallons per month.
Sometimes when people want to get a glass of water they will run the water in the sink to make sure the water is cold. Instead, keep a glass container of water in the fridge for drinking. This will eliminate the need to run the water each time.
By replacing your older top-loading clothes washer with a new high-efficient amount of water and energy. High-efficiency washers use 50 percent less water and energy than conventional washers, and they are kinder to your clothes.
Run your clothes washer and dishwasher with full loads. This will eliminate the need to run the water each time.
Mulch will slow evaporation of moisture while discouraging weed growth. Adding 2 – 4 inches of organic material such as compost or bark mulch will increase the ability of the soil to retain moisture. Press the mulch down around the dripline of each plant to form a slight depression which will prevent or minimize water runoff.
Early morning is generally better than dusk since it helps prevent the growth of fungus. Early watering, and late watering, also reduce water loss to evaporation. Try not to water when it’s windy – wind can blow sprinklers off target and speed evaporation.
When watering the lawn, do it long enough for the moisture to soak down to the roots where it will do the most good. A light sprinkling can evaporate quickly and tends to encourage shallow root systems. Put an empty tuna can on your lawn – when it’s full, you’ve watered about the right amount.
Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.