Here a few suggestions from the EPA on how to save water at home. Save money and protect the environment!
- Check all plumbing fixtures to ensure there are no leaks (a leaking faucet or toilet can waste 20 or more gallons of water a day).
- Run your dishwasher only when you have a full load; for normal use select the cycle with fewest number of washes and rinses. When hand washing dishes, use a dish tub to soak and wash dirty dishes, rather than doing so under running tap water.
- Turn off your water and water heater when away from home for more than a few days.
- Check your water meter when no water is being used; if the dials move you probably have a leak.
- Don't run your water continuously when washing dishes in the sink, cleaning vegetables and fruit, brushing your teeth and shaving.
- Find out about stormwater2 and what you can do to reduce storm water runoff on your property.
- Find out about rain barrels3 for collecting and using rain water around your home.
- Find out about building a rain barrel4 for your home.
- Check out a simple diagram for an infiltration trench5 or French drain for your home