Save on Water Bills

  1. Store cold water in the fridge.  Instead of running the tap and waiting for the water to cool off each time you want a cold glass of water, fill up a pitcher or two and store them in your refrigerator.
  2. Take shorter showers.  By reducing the time you shower by just four minutes, you can save almost 4,000 gallons of water per year.  Focus on getting in and out.  This will also save money on other utility bills, such as gas and electricity.
  3. Don't let the water run when shaving or brushing your teeth.  When brushing your teeth, fill up your rinse cup and turn off the faucet. To rinse off your razor while shaving, just keep a cup of hot water next to you and dip it in every so often.   
  4. Install a low-flow shower head.  Installing a low-flow shower head can reduce the amount of water you use while showering by as much as 50 percent. 
  5. Run full loads of dishes and laundry.  If you load your dishwasher properly, you will fit in as much dishes as possible.  Running it only when it is full reduces the number of times you need to run it.  Likewise, to save water when doing laundry, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load of dirty clothes.  Always wash clothes in cold water.
  6. Don't hand-wash dishes.  You use 1/6 less water by running a full load in the dishwasher.  When you are rinsing your dishes before they go in, do not run the tap.  Instead, fill up a container with a small amount of water and rinse off all the excess from your dishes with that.