There are many ways to conserve water everyday. Our daily activities often include using large amounts of water, but if we are aware, we can change our habits and work to conserve water. Below you’ll find a list of a few very simple tips:
- Turn off the water when brushing your teeth, washing dishes, etc., and try to limit showers to five minutes
- When washing your hands don’t let the water run while you are lathering
- Wash full loads, or choose an appropriate load-size setting for the number of items in the washer
- Report water leaks to the office team. Leaks can waste large amounts of water.
- Don’t use running water to thaw food, instead take it out the night before and place in the refrigerator for thawing
- Reuse water from boiling or steaming pasta and vegetables to water plants once it cools
- Rinse fruits and vegetables in a bowl of water instead of under the faucet
Each day, choose a different water conserving habit to incorporate into your life. We know it will make a difference!
We’ve also included calculations of gallons per use of water on a total daily average to help put into perspective how much water a household will consume. Can you calculate your household’s usage? Could you reasonably decrease it?
List compiled with help from savingwater.org, Federal Energy Management Program.