Indoor Winter Conservation Tips
Tips to help you conserve water in your home.
- Make sure your home is leak free! When you are certain no water is being used (including the ice maker), take a reading of your water meter. Wait 30 minutes and then take a second reading. If the meter readings change, you may have a leak. Check the EPA Water Sense site for more information.
- Know where the master shut-off valve for your house is located. Tag it for easy location in case you need to turn it off in a hurry to prevent damage to your home.
- Insulate hot water pipes for more immediate hot water at the faucet as well as water and energy savings.
- Turn off faucets when brushing teeth or shaving, and take shorter showers instead of tub baths.
- Take advantage of any rebate offers to replace old leaking toilets or purchase new clothes washers from Cascade Water Alliance www.cascadewater.org.
- Compost food waste instead of using the garbage disposal.
- Wash fruits and vegetables in a basin of water instead of letting the water flow.
- Defrost meat or other frozen food in the refrigerator overnight or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
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