We must all do our part to use water wisely to ensure that we still have an adequate water supply for the future. Water conservation not only saves water, but also saves you money. Everyone can conserve water indoors and outdoors.
Some of the following suggestions may require a change in daily habits.
Grab a wrench and fix that leaky
|Drop that tissue in the trash |
instead of flushing it and save
gallons every time.
|Put food coloring in your toilet
tank. If it seeps into the toilet
bowl, you have a leak. It's easy
to fix, and can save more than
600 gallons a month.
|Turn off the water while you|
brush your teeth and save 4
gallons a minute. That's 200
gallons each week for a family
|Run your washing machine and
dishwasher only when they are
full and you can save 1,000
gallons a month.
|Before you lather up, install a |
low-flow showerhead. They
are inexpensive, easy to install,
and can save your family more
than 500 gallons a week.
|Time your shower to keep it
under 5 minutes. You'll save up
to 1,000 gallons a month.
|Listen for dripping faucets |
and toilets that flush them-
selves. Fixing a leak can save
500 gallons each month.
Take a water audit of your home water use, click here.
|Set a kitchen timer when
watering your lawn or garden
with a hose.
|Check your water meter and bill|
to track your water usage.
|Place an empty tuna can on your
lawn to catch and measure the
water output of your sprinklers.
|Next time you add or replace|
a flower or shrub, choose a low
water use plant and save up to
550 gallons each year.
|Use a hose nozzle and turn off
the water while you wash your
car to save more than 100
|Use a broom instead of a hose|
to clean your driveway and
sidewalk and save up to 80
gallons of water every time.
|Adjust your watering schedule
to the season. Follow North
Port and SWFWMD rules.
|Choose a water-efficient drip|
irrigation system for trees,
shrubs and flowers. Watering
at the roots is very effective.