Take Action!

Simple water saving solutions abound. Follow these step-by-step tips and plug your home’s drought holes.

  1. Drop-A-Brick in your toilet. Feels great.
  2. Fix a leaky toilet ASAP. Leaks can lose 19 gallons every 5 minutes. Drop-A-Brick includes a die tablet that tells you if your toilet leaks.
  3. Never use your toilet as a waste basket.
  4. Turn off water while shaving and brushing teeth.
  5. Take shorter showers. Shut off water when soaping or shampooing.
  6. Avoid baths, but if you must: close the drain before turning on the water. Bathe small kids together.
  7. Install low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads
  8. Not easy, but worth it: consider upgrading your toilet to a High Efficiency Toilet. Some counties offer rebates, making them very affordable.
  1. Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water cools down.
  2. Wash fruit and veggies in a basin. Use a vegetable brush.
  3. Do not use water to defrost frozen foods; thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher. Wash only full loads.
  5. Add food wastes to compost instead of the garbage disposal
  6. Wash only full loads of laundry. Be sure to use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine.
  7. Not easy but worth it: Consider purchasing an energy efficient washing machine, which can save 50% in water and energy use.