Eight Ways to
Every day, gallons of water are
wasted in millions of homes for
reasons most people are not even
aware of. Over time, this can
become a serious problem.
Water demand may be growing
higher, but water droughts occur
across the country every single year.
One way everyone can help is by
increasing the water efficiency in
their own homes.
Below are some great water
conservation ideas every
homeowner can use.
1. Upgrade Your Toilets
Old toilets simply waste a lot of
water. Newer models, thankfully, are
much more efficient. Simply
replacing old toilets is one way to
greatly increase the water efficiency
of a home.
2. Use a Nozzle for Your
When you wash your car, make sure
you install a nozzle onto the hose
first. Using a spray nozzle with a
hose can actually save up to 100
gallons of water while you clean
3. Look for Leaks
If you pay attention, you may notice
leaks in places you were not aware
of. Check for drippy faucets. Also,
listen to the sound of your toilets
while they run. Fix any leaks as you
Repairing common household leaks
can improve your water
conservation by as much as 300
4. Pay Attention to Your
Make sure to pay close attention to
your water bill. If it seems especially
high, this is a red flag that there are
probably decent sized leaks
somewhere in your home that you
are not aware of.
5. Switch to Appliances
that Are Cooled with Air
Many appliances such as
refrigerators, ice machines and air
conditioners use the flow of cool
water to operate. However, many of
these designs have been made
obsolete by the introduction of
appliances that use cool air flows
instead. Consider upgrading to these
to stop wasting water.
6. Watch When You
Water Your Lawn
You should make sure to only run
sprinklers at night or early in the
morning. At these hours, the water
is less likely to evaporate.
This can result in a healthier lawn
and less overall water consumption
since you won’t need to water it as
7. Choose Water Toys
that Only Use Some
Water toys that need a constant
flow of water such as slip and slides,
sprinklers and the like can waste
hundreds of gallons of water in an
Instead, choose water toys that only
use a set amount of water at a time.
Water guns and kiddy pools are
8. Check Your Pool for
Also make sure to check your pool
for leaks. If the water level seems to
drop abnormally or your automatic
filler machine is doing a lot of work,
there could be a substantial leak
somewhere in the pool.
water conservation tips