1. Fix any leaks around your house.
2. Turn off the tap while washing your hands and brushing your teeth, and keep showers short.
Most bathroom and kitchen faucets release water at the rate of over 2 gallons per minute. Think about the amount of water you can save every day by remembering to turn off the tap.
3. Wait until you have a full load to wash laundry.
4. Don't shop - Swap. Host a clothing swap among your friends.
To produce just .5 kg of cotton, it takes 5,000 liters of water. That's about how much cotton required to make two shirts or blouses.
5. Plant native species in your garden or lawn.
6. Reduce or eliminate fertilizer use, or use natural fertilizers.
Fertilizers can seep into our waters during rainy days or due to overwatering your plants. Limit fertilizer use to keep water clean.
7. Dispose of coffee grinds in the compost or trash.
8. Limit what you flush to toilet paper only.
Not only does composting coffee grinds reduce the likelihood of backup in your garbage disposal, it also makes a great natural fertilizer!
9. Tell your elected officials to support wastewater infrastructure.
10. Take our water quiz.
Find out how much water you're using and how to limit it.