Water conservation focuses on taking action to improve the effectiveness of water use through various means, such as choosing to change behavior or by using fixtures and appliances less often. The following measures can help customers save water:
Check for leaks in pipes and faucets
Opt for the dishwasher over handwashing
Never use running water to thaw frozen foods
Sweep outdoor surfaces instead of using a hose
Educate others about ways to conserve water
Replace older toilets and clothes washers
Vehicles should be washed at car washes
Empty unused indoor water outdoors
Wash laundry and dishes in full loads
Always turn off running water
Take shorter showers
Reduce the flow of toilets and showerheads
WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water. The WaterSense label is applied to products that are 20 percent more water-efficient and perform as well as or better than standard models.
According to WaterSense, the average family spends more than $1,000 per year in water costs, but can save more than $380 annually from retrofitting with WaterSense labeled fixtures and Energy Star certified appliances.
For more information on WaterSense, visit the following link: https://www.epa.gov/watersense