How to Conserve Water
- Convert old 5 gallon flush toilets to new water saving 1.5
gallon flush units, or retrofit 5 gallon flush units by inserting a fill valve regulator
or by limiting the volume of water allowed in the toilet tank with toilet tank dams or
plastic jugs filled with water.
- Use low-flow, high efficiency shower heads. Many are on the
market that use only 2 gallons of water per minute. Most conventional shower heads use 6
gallons per minute. Low flow shower heads can save up to 35,000 gallons of water per year
- Use sink aerators with shut off valves on kitchen and
bathroom sinks. Aerators simply entrain air in the water flow. Wetting effectiveness is
increased and splashing is decreased while using less actual water. Flip on/off valves are
valuable when brushing your teeth or shaving. They allow the user to stop water flow
quickly and easily without losing temperature.
- Check and repair leaking fixtures. Leaking fixture in your
home can waste a tremendous amount of water and cost you dollars.