Water Conservation Tips



THINK ABOUT WATER EVERY TIME YOU USE IT!

We should not wait until a drought to begin conserving water. Conserving now ensures that we’ll have enough water to drink, grow food, and manufacture goods in the future.

Download the Water Conservation Tips (pdf) for comprehensive information on ways to save our water.

PDFWater Conservation Tips (pdf)

TOP TEN WAYS TO SAVE WATER:

Up to 70% of water used is outside the home and much of that water is wasted. By following these water-saving tips, you can save water every day.

  1. Fix leaky faucets.
    Save 15-20 gallons per day per leak.
  2. Fix leaky toilets.
    Save 30-500 gallons of water daily.
  3. Water landscapes only when necessary.
    Follow the City's mandatory seasonal watering schedule.
  4. Plant water-wise San Joaquin Valley-friendly trees and plants.
    Save 2/3 of the water used compared to non-water-wise plants.
  5. Adjust sprinklers so they don’t water driveways, streets and sidewalks.
    Save 15-25 gallons per day.
  6. Use shut-off nozzles on your hoses and a broom to clean driveways and sidewalks.
    Save 8-18 gallons per minute.
  7. Run the dishwasher only when full.
    Save 2-4.5 gallons per load.
  8. Only wash full loads of laundry.
    Save 15-50 gallons per load.
  9. Take shorter showers and only fill up the bathtub about 1/3 full.
    Save 2.5 gallons per minute.
  10. Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or shaving.
    Save 2 gallons per minute.


 

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