Water Conservation Tips

It’s amazing how much water you can save just by paying more attention to the water you use at your home every day!

Following these tips may help you save hundreds – Even thousands – of gallons of water every year. Every drop counts and every person can make a difference.

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Conservation is a practice!

Make sure you practice conservation even when someone else is “footing the bill” such as a neighbor’s house or staying at a hotel.

Inside Your Home

Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load.

Replace appliances with energy-efficient models. Not only will you save water but you will conserve energy.

Install low flow water fixtures.

Turn off the water while you wash your face and brush your teeth.

When washing dishes by hand, fill the basin with soapy water, and only let a very small stream of water out of the faucet to rinse the dishes.

Keep a container of water in the refrigerator, so it will be cold and ready to drink.

Check for faucet leaks by setting a bowl or glass under the faucet overnight. Check to see if there is a significant amount of water in the bowl or glass in the morning. A leak of one drop per second may waste 2,700 gallons annually.

Outside Your Home

Take a break and let your grass grow! Longer grass encourages deeper rooting and better shade for the roots which allows for more water retention. Consider leaving your blades about three inches.

Keep an eye on your sprinkler system and adjust them as needed.

Consider Xeriscaping with more native and water-wise plants.

Install a rain sensor for your sprinkler system.

Replace old sprinkler heads with water efficient ones.

Use a day of rain to replace a watering day.

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To help save water by using these tips, you can save even more water by signing up for our Eye on Water.  Eye on Water allows you to monitor your water consumption on a daily basis, and let you know when you may have a leak.

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Water is a precious resource we need to live and cannot afford to waste. Use water wisely…


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For more information about water conservation and tips, please go to http://coloradowaterwise.org.