Twila E. Palmer's Blog
Here are some water saving tips that are friendly to both your wallet and the environment:
Turn off the faucets. Don't run the water while you are shaving, shampooing your hair, washing dishes, or brushing your teeth. Did you know turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save you over 25 gallons of water every month?
Fill up the sink when doing the dishes. Put soap on one side and rinse water on the other side of the sink or use a plastic rinse bin. This will save you gallons of water every time you clean. If you use a dishwasher, always run full loads.
Don’t do laundry unless you have to. Always run a full load in the washing machine. You can also reuse towels to save on filing up the laundry basket.
Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket. Every time you flush a bug, tissue or trash down the toilet you waste five to seven gallons of water.
Bring your car to the car wash. Commercial car washes often use recycled water.
Cover pools, spas, and hot tubs when not in use. This will help prevent evaporation of water.
If you must water your lawn make sure to do it early in the day so you don't lose water to evaporation.
Mulch your plants. Placing mulch around your plants will help keep them retain moisture.
Water conservation will have you saving money on your utility bill and also prevents water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.