Water Conservation

Here are some basic tips for water conservation that residents may wish to consider.

  1. Kitchen
  2. Bathroom
  3. Outdoors


  • Eliminate leaks by replacing old gaskets. A dripping faucet can waste 3,600 gallons a year.
  • Install faucet aerators
  • Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge, instead of running water until it is cold.
  • Don't leave the water running while rinsing dishes.
  • Don't use a garbage disposal. Certain food scraps can be composted or wrapped in newspaper and placed in the garbage.
  • Only use dishwasher with full loads, and use the ‘water-saver' setting if available.
  • Don't rinse dirty dishes before loading into dishwasher; scrape clean and let the machine do the rest.
  • Don't thaw frozen food under running water.
  • During water restrictions use paper plates, and single-service drinking and eating utensils.
  • Use bagged ice
  • Use ready-to-serve drinks and food items (boxed juices, fruit cups, etc.).