Try some of these easy tips to help save water around your home and in your neighborhood. You can also print this list to keep a copy as a reminder or to share with neighbors!
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Save 10-15 gallons per minute.
- Repair leaking outdoor faucets and hose bibs. Save 15-20 gallons per day.
- Repair leaks around pools and spa pumps. ave 20 gallons per day per leak.
- If you own them, set water pressure reducers between 40-60 pounds psi. Water savings vary with pressure, but can be significant.
- Use a commercial car wash that recycles wash water. Save 200+ gallons per wash.
- If municipal ordinances don't prohibit it, drive your car onto a lawn to wash it. Rinse water can help water the grass.
- If you have an evaporative air conditioner, direct the water drain line to a flower bed, tree base or lawn.
- Install automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose, available for free from the District. Save 10-15 gallons per minute.
- Install covers on pools and spas to reduce evaporation. Save 30 gallons per day, depending on square footage.
- Install a water pressure reducer if your current water pressure exceeds 80 psi. Water savings vary with pressure, but can be significant.