Water Conservation Resources

Water Conservation Tips

Indoor Initiatives

  • Turn off the tap when not in use (ex: brushing your teeth, washing dishes, shaving etc.)
  • Instead of leaving the sink tap running to rinse your dishes, fill sink instead
  • Do not flush for “number 1” (liquid only)
  • “Navy shower” or shorter showers, less often  – shut off the tap when lathering
  • Keep a jug of cool water in the fridge, instead of running the tap till it cools
  • When replacing appliances, choose low-flow, high efficiency options
  • Fix leaks
  • Fill the bathtub halfway or less
  • Recycle indoor water and use for plants
  • Wash full loads of clothes and dishes, use the shorter cycles

Outdoor Initiatives

  • Plant perennial shrubs instead of annuals (requires less water)
  • Fill pool once a season
  • Wash cars for safety only, (windscreens, windows and headlights) using a bucket (let the rain wash the rest of the car off naturally)
  • Avoid watering the lawn, and meet current water restrictions
  • Put leaves and bark mulch around shrubs and trees to hold in moisture
  • Water vegetable gardens in the morning, near the roots, and by hand
  • Sweep driveways or decks with a broom instead of the hose
  • Install a shut-off valve (spring loaded nozzle) on your hose so it only runs when in use

Helpful Websites:

http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-ways-to-recycle-water-around-your-house.html?page=1

http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/top-10-ways-for-you-to-save-water-at-home/

http://www.home-water-works.org/

http://eartheasy.com/live_water_saving.htm

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/

Other Resources:

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