|Conserving in the Bathroom
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, and rinse out the sink
when youíre finished
Capture shower/bath water while waiting for water to change
temperatures: This excess water can be used for watering plants
Donít wait for the water to get hot before filling the tub for a
bath. Put in the plug and adjust the water temperature as the tub fills.
Do not use the toilet as a garbage can: Only flush the toilet when
disposing of sanitary waste.
Turn off the water while shaving: Fill the bottom of the sink with a few
inches of water to rinse your razor.
Conserving in the Kitchen
Capture running water while waiting for the temperature to change:
this excess water can be used to water plants.
Wash dishes by hand whenever you can. Most dishwashers use more
water than you would use by filling a small dish tub. When rinsing, be
sure to use short blasts instead of letting the water run. Use only the
required amount of dish soap to minimize your rinse water. When you do
use the dishwasher, make sure to use the proper settings for the size of
Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. With cold
drinking water on hand, youíll waste less than you would while waiting
for the faucet to change temperature for each glass of water.
Do not defrost frozen food with running water. Use the microwave or
defrost in the refrigerator.
When cooking, use only the amount of water required; this reduces the
amount of water wasted when straining.
In the laundry room, be sure to match the water level with your load
size. If your washing machine doesnít allow manual water level
adjustment, wait until you have a full load before you run your machine.