- Insulate hot water pipes, so the hot water tap doesn't run so long while you wait for warm water.
- Use "gray water" for watering plants and in toilet tanks.
- Use water-saving shower heads.
- Install an aerator in your kitchen or bathroom sink. An aerator reduces the water flow.
- Wait to use your dishwasher and washing machine until you have a full load.
- Scrape your dishes with a sponge or spatula, instead of rinsing under running water. Or hand-rinse them in a sink or dishpan.
- Double up in a shower or bath.
- Don't flush the toilet every time.
- Replace old toilets with a five gallon tank, to the water saving one gallon tank.
- Don't water lawns and gardens unnecessarily.
- Install "pistol grip" nozzles on hoses. They shut off water flow when released.
- Fix leaky faucets. Those drips add up.
- Use a timer for those in the family who like to take long showers.
- Replace old washing machines with new water saving washers.
- Wash your dishes by hand.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Water is money for those who do not have a well. The following tips are for those who have to pay a water bill.