Plumbing Tips

Plumbing & Water Conservation Tips

Below are things you can do to help protect your home or business and conserve resources.

Bathroom



Check faucets and pipes for leaks
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving
Limit showers to 5 minutes
Replace standard shower heads with low-volume heads
Check your toilet periodically for leaks
Extra flushes waste water and money



Kitchen & Laundry



Run dishwashers and washers only when full
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the tap run freely
Fill the second side of the sink with rinse water
Fill a pitcher with drinking water and store it in the refrigerator



Outdoor

When washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket
Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle for final rinse
Use a broom to clean your driveway
Adjust sprinklers so that water doesn’t spray the street or sidewalks
Do not water on windy days
Check and maintain your sprinkler system regularly
Water your lawn every 3rd day
Always water during the cool time of the day to minimize evaporation
Peak water consumption hours (4 P.M. To 9 P.M.) should be avoided
Adjust your irrigation schedule according to seasonal water demand
Install and automatic timer
For landscaping, use native of other low water use plants
A layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation and promotes growth
Water retaining basins also allow water to be concentrated around plants