Indoor Conservation Tips

Take Shorter Showers Showerheads installed since 1992 use 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Reducing shower time from 20 minutes to 5 minutes can save 37 gallons of water.

Find and Fix Leaks Studies have shown leaks can silently drip 10% or more of your water and your water bill silently down the drain. Visit to learn more.

Replace Your Old Water-Hogging Toilet, The largest Water User In Your Home If your home was built before 1992 and it still has its original toilet— then you probably have a water hog! Today’s high efficiency toilets are modern, efficient and come in many stylish colors.

Replace your Clothes Washer, the second largest water user in your home The latest Energy Star rated washers and can use half the water and energy of older machines. This saves you money on both energy and water bills. Click here for information about Water Efficient Washing Machine Rebates.

Use Full Loads in Your Dishwasher and Clothes Washing Machine Because dishwashers typically use 12 gallons per load and clothes washing machines 40 gallons, run only full loads to save on water use. In addition, new high-efficiency, front-loading clothes washing machines save energy, electricity and water. 

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