- Wash vehicles with a bucket and sponge instead of hose, which uses 400 litres of water. By using a bucket up to 300 litres can be saved.
- Fix leaking taps, pipes etc., immediately and check regularly for leaks.
- Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it for watering a plant or garden or cleaning.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
- Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
- When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
- Walkways and patios provide space that doesn’t ever need to be watered. These useful “rooms” can also add value to your property.
- Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
- Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.
- When you save water, you save money on your utility bills too. Saving water is easy for everyone to do.
- Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbours.
- Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.
- When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
- If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
- While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.
- When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, don’t throw it in the trash, dump it on a plant.