Take a moment to think about how you can reduce your water consumption. Saving water not only stretches the supply of natural water, but it also saves the energy necessary for pumping the water.
Did You Know . . .
- Only 1% of the earth's water is suitable for drinking?
- Much of the world gets by on only 2.5 gallons a day while the average American uses 400 gallons of water per day (includes outdoor water consumption)?
Reduce Your Water Consumption By Following These Simple Tips:
- Report leaky faucets, toilets, and showerheads by submitting a FIX Request.
- When doing laundry, only run full loads.
- Shorten your shower. While all showers are fitted with a water-conserving showerhead, keep in mind that each minute uses approximately 1.6 gallons of water, plus the energy to heat the water.
- Reduce toilet flushes but not using the toilet as a waste paper basket.
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, shaving, washing your face and doing the dishes.
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks, so that every drop goes down you and not the drain.
- Avoid running water when washing fruits and vegetables. Washing in a bowl conserves water.