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

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