Check for Toilet Leaks – A leak in your toilet may be wasting more than 100 gallons of water day. Studies show 1 out of 5 toilets can have leaks. To check, put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the coloring begins to appear in the bowl, you have a leak. Adjust or replace the flush valve or call a plumber.
Replace Old, Oversized Toilets – The District has a rebate program for high-efficiency toilets that are 1.28 gallons or less. Click here for the toilet rebate form.
Replace Appliances with Water-Efficient Models – If you are in the market for a new appliance, check its conservation features to determine if it will save water and other energy costs. Always make sure you have the dishwasher or washing machine completely full before starting the machine.
Maintain Evaporative Coolers – Replace cooler pads regularly. Inspect cooler float, pump, and motor annually. Adjust bleed-off valves to discharge the minimum amount of water necessary.
Turn Off The Water When it is Not Being Used – Every little amount helps. Turn off the water when you do not need it whether you are brushing your teeth, rinsing dishes, washing vegetables, shaving, etc. Collect clean water in a bowl or use a sink stopped to hold water in the sink whenever possible.
Keep a Pitcher or Bottle of Drinking Water in the Refrigerator – This ends the wasteful practice of running tap water to cool it off for drinking.
Check for Leaks – Repair leaks as soon as possible. Leaks are unpredictable in the amount of water they can waste whether indoors or outdoors.
Landscape Watering – Efficient Outdoor Watering Can Save You Time and Money. Outdoor water use can account for more than 50% of your water consumption and even more during the summer. By following this guide, you can reduce the amount of water you use and still keep your yard attractive.
- Use Mother Nature as the primary irrigator.
- Only irrigate to establish plants: no longer than 3 years.
- Supplement with hand watering during times of prolonged drought.
- Set irrigation systems to manual, ensuring that plants are watered only when they need water.
- Plant only low water use plants.
- Plant grass only for functional, physical use – such as children’s play areas, parks, ball fields.
- is a great source of water for your yard. Click her for the Water Harvesting rebate form