Water Conservation Tips For Consumers

  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car. Use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end. Saves 150 gallons each time. For a two-car family that’s up to 1,200 gallons a month.
  • Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Saves 300 to 800 gallons a month.
  • Use only as much water on your lawn as you need to. Step on your grass. If it springs back when you lift your foot, it doesn’t need water. Saves 750 to 1,500 gallons a month.
  • Don’t water the sidewalks, driveway or gutter. Adjust your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs–and only there. Saves 500 gallons per month.