Water Conservation Tips
- Install non-aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads.
- Check for leaky toilets (put a drop of food coloring in the tank, let it sit -- if the water in the bowl turns color, you have a leak).
- Consider replacing your 5 gallon per flush toilet with an efficient 1.6 gallon per flush toilet. This will permanently cut your water consumption by 25%.
- Drain a quart of water from your water tank every 3 months to remove sediment that impedes heat transfer and lowers the efficiency of your heater.
- Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period.
- Take more showers than baths. Bathing uses the most hot water in the average household. You use 15 – 25 gallons of hot water for a bath, but less than 10 gallons during a 5-minute shower.
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving.
- Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines. Rinse all hand washed dishes at once.
- Look for the FTC EnergyGuide label.
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