Do Your Part to Conserve

Water Conserve

What can you do to save water?


  • Take a shower instead of a bath
  • Install a low flow shower head
  • If no shower is available reduce the water level in the tub by a few inches
  • Install a low flow toilet
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
  • Hold hot water in the basin when shaving instead of letting the water run
  • Add a few drops of food color to the tank of the toilet.  If the color transfers to the bowl before you flush replace the flapper


  • Place a stopper in the sink to rinse pots and pans rather than running the water the entire time
  • Only run the dishwasher with a full load
  • Use the disposal just for small scraps
  • Use a small pan of cold water when cleaning vegetables instead of running water


  • Wash only a full load of laundry
  • Use the lowest water setting for light loads

Appliances and Plumbing

  • Check all water line connections.  A small drip can waste up to 170 gallons of water a day or 5,000 G=gallons a month
  • Replace faucet washers to correct faucet drips
  • Insulate all hot water lines to avoid delays and wasted water while waiting for the hot water to get to the faucet
  • Do not set the hot water thermostat too high, as it requires adding cold water to make it usable.

Outdoor Uses

  • Water lawns early in the morning
  • Use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist
  • Water slowly for better absorption
  • Avoid watering on windy days
  • Do not water sidewalks, streets or driveways
  • Condition the soil with compost before planting so that water will soak in and not run off
  • Do not over water. An inch and a half of water weekly will keep most Texas grasses alive
  • Set automatic sprinklers to water in the middle of the night when demand is at it lowest
  • Do not scalp lawns when mowing
  • Use a bucket of soapy water when washing the car and use the hose only for rinsing