Water Saving Tips

The American Water Works Association recommends the following steps to help conserve water:

  • To prevent water loss from evaporation, don't water your lawn during the hottest part of the day or when it is windy.


  • Only run the dishwasher and clothes washer when they are fully loaded.


  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of running water over it.


  • When washing dishes by hand, use two basins - one for washing and one for rinsing rather than let the water run.


  • Use a broom, rather than a hose, to clean sidewalks and driveways.


  • If you have a swimming pool, get a cover. You'll cut the loss of water by evaporation by 90 percent.


  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day.
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