DO repair dripping faucets. Dripping faucets can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water each year in the average home. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons per day.
DO invest in high-efficiency products when replacing old appliances to help conserve water.
DO invest in high-efficiency products such as low-flow shower heads and toilets.
DO fully load the dishwasher and clothes washer before running.
DO defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of running water over it.
DO install low-flow faucets and fixtures.
DO limit your time in the shower to help conserve water.
DO add a toilet bag or brick in your tank to help reduce water capacity in older toilets (not in low-flow toilets).
DO NOT let the water run when washing dishes by hand. Instead, fill up the sink.
DO NOT leave the sink running while you brush your teeth or while shaving.
DO NOT let leaks go unfixed. A small leak can indicate a bigger issue and can lead to a hefty water bill.
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DO use a broom, rather than a hose, to clean sidewalks, patios, and driveways.
DO be conscious of the time of day you use your sprinkler system. Mid-morning and late at night are optimal times.
DO select plants appropriate for the climate in Southwestern Idaho (low water-use native plants) and minimize watering times.
DO group your plants based on their watering needs to avoid over or under-watering.
DO place mulch around your plants to reduce evaporation.
DO cover your swimming pool if you have one. You will cut the loss of water due to evaporation by 90%.
DO NOT spray off your driveway or patio. Instead, sweep it off with a broom.