... in the Bathroom
... in the Laundry
... in the Kitchen
Leaks and Detection
Leak Detection Hints
Conservation Tips (PDF)
In the laundry and around the house...
hose down your sidewalk, patio or driveway with water. Use a
broom or rake for cleaning, and save hundreds of gallons of
water. Savings: up to 10 gallons per minute.
a pail and sponge instead of a running hose to wash your car.
Or, use a hose nozzle that shuts off water when you are not
wetting or rinsing the car. Savings: up to 10 gallons per
sure outside water taps are turned off when not in use, and
check for leaks in faucets, property pipes and plumbing
fixtures at least once each month. To check for leaking pipes,
listen for the sound of running water, or look for unexplained
ponding of water near property pipelines. Close all water
outlets (faucets and taps) and check your water meter. Lift
the meter cover and observe: if the reading dials show
movement, you may have a hidden leak that needs repair.
Savings: thousands of gallons per month!