Here a few suggestions from the EPA on how to save water at home. Save money and protect the environment!

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Turn off your water and water heater when away from home for more than a few days.
  4. Check your water meter when no water is being used; if the dials move you probably have a leak.
  5. Don't run your water continuously when washing dishes in the sink, cleaning vegetables and fruit, brushing your teeth and shaving.
  6. Find out about stormwater2 and what you can do to reduce storm water runoff on your property.
  7. Find out about rain barrels3 for collecting and using rain water around your home.
  8. Find out about building a rain barrel4 for your home.
  9. Check out a simple diagram for an infiltration trench5 or French drain for your home