Indoor Efficiency

Water Conservation Tips


  • Perform an annual maintenance check on your evaporative (swamp) cooler. Check for and fix any leaks you find.
  • Wash only full loads in your washing machine or adjust the water level to reflect the size of the load.
  • Pay attention to your water bill and become familiar with your water meter - use them to track your water use and detect leaks.
  • Purchase appliances that offer water- and energy-efficient cycle options.
  • Fix leaky plumbing fixtures, faucets, and appliances in the house.
  • Show children how to turn off the faucets completely after each use.
  • Locate your master water shut-off valve, so that water can be saved if a pipe bursts.
  • Install aerators on every faucet. This could save you as much as 1 gallon every minute you use them.
  • Be aware! Listen for drips and leaks around the house.

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