Saving Water Indoors

Saving water inside the house is easier than you think. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation fortifies our community’s quality of life by ensuring availability of this precious resource.

  • Check all toilets in the house for leaks twice a year and repair if it is leaking.
  • Repair or replace dripping faucets and waterlines that leak.
  • When washing dishes by hand, use a sink full of soapy water. Don’t let the water run
  • Replace low flow and water saving appliances when replacing washing machines, dishwashers, toilets, and faucets.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save four gallons a minute. That’s 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
  • Don’t use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave
  • Wash vegetables and fruits in a bowl or basin using a vegetable brush instead of letting the water run


Additional Resources

  • WaterSense
    Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of indoor water use, learn the one step that can help you save water
  • Conserving Water at Home
    A few small changes can have a big impact on the amount of money left in your pocket after the arrival of your water bill