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Water Savings Starts With You!

Kitchen


  • When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet.
  • Install a deck mounted soap dispenser. Conveniently use only a proportional amount of soap, thus lowering the amount of water needed to wash excess soap down your drain
  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don't let the tap run while you are waiting for cool water to flow.
  • Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
  • Consider a installing a water efficient drinking water system. Why buy a bottle of water when you can own the factory? No bottles to haul around and reduce the landfills
  • It′s best to wait until you have a full load in your dishwasher before using it. Don′t rinse dishes before loading, instead use the rinse and hold settings.
  • Use a sink strainer. Put the plug in the sink when washing your hands instead of holding them under running water.
  • Use only as much water as you need in the kettle to cut your electricity costs at the same time, or buy an instant hot tap dispenser. Make tea in seconds.
  • Don′t put too much water in the pan when boiling food and put a lid on it.
  • Put all food waste down your food disposer. Reduce water that is sent to our land-fills. No more wet stinky garage that attracts flies and rodents.

Bathroom

A Toilet is a toilet is a toilet...or is it.

Good - Standard Flush 1.6 GPF (600 grams) Notes: Outdated flush technology. Still available. Commonly used.

Better - Dual Flush 0.8 GPF/1.6 GPF (800 grams) Notes: Reliant on user behavior - incorrect flushing selections will lead to clogs and backups. Not quantifiable conservation results. Heavier TP will not carry. Not recommended for basement installation.

Best - High Efficiency Toilet /HET 1.28 GPF (1000 grams) Notes: Best toilet flush technology. Simple to service. Lower cost than dual flush options.