It is important to be aware of how water is used inside your home. The bathroom and kitchen are two key areas that water consumption can be reduced inside the house.
The following are a few steps you can take to save water inside your home.
Check for Leaks
Check for leaks that
may be occurring inside your home. One way to do this is by checking
your water meter. Make sure there is no water being used inside or
outside of the house. Record the reading from the water meter before and
after a 30-minute time frame. If there is any change in the readings,
you have a leak.
Put a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank to detect if you
have a leak. After a few minutes if the coloring makes its way into the
bowl, you have a leak.
Make sure to flush the coloring shortly
after to prevent staining. There are also leak detector tablets
available at local stores.
Repair dripping faucets by replacing the washers.
Only run your dishwasher when it is full.
Adjust your washing machine to the appropriate water level for the size of the load.
Consider replacing older faucets, toilets, shower heads, and cloths washers with low-flow and water efficient models.
Turn off the water when you brush your teeth, wash your face, or shave.
Take shorter showers.
Don't use the toilet as a trash can to flush items.