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Saving Tips

Indoors:

  • Locate your master water shut off (stop and waste) valve and make sure it works properly. This will save water if a pipe burst
  • Check and fix faucet and toilet leaks
  • Run washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full
  • Make sure aerators are on all faucets. (You can obtain these at the District office)
  • Use water-efficient shower heads. (You can obtain these at the District office)
  • Teach children to turn off faucets tightly
  • Install low flow toilets. (BBCCSD has a rebate program that can assist you)
  • Turn off water after wetting your toothbrush
  • Turn off water while you shave
  • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with washing water and the other sink with rinsing water

Outdoors:

  • Check and fix leaks on your irrigation system
  • Try to install drip and bubbler systems for irrigation
  • Make sure your irrigation system is not watering the house or street.
  • Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps
  • Try to water in the early morning or late afternoon when temperatures are cooler
  • Use a broom instead of the hose to clean sidewalks and driveways
  • Check for leaking faucets and pipes and repair them immediately
  • Divide your watering cycle into shorter periods to reduce runoff and allow for better absorption every time you water
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
  • Direct downspouts and other runoff towards shrubs and trees, or collect and use for your garden

 

These are just a few of the many cost saving tips available. For more water saving tips please go to www.wateruseitwisely.com or at saveourh2o.org/content/home