Indoor water efficiency tips
- Keep track of and fix the drips. One or two drops of water may not seem like a lot but they add up quickly. Use the AWWA Drip Calculator to measure and estimate water wasted due to leaks.
- Consider installing WaterSense® toilets in your home. Toilets are among the greatest when it comes to residential indoor water consumption. WaterSense toilets use 1.28 gallons or less per flush.
- Take shorter showers. Reducing your showering time from eight to five minutes could save you more than 600 gallons per month.
- In Colorado Springs, showering can account for up to 12 percent of residential water use. Install WaterSense showerheads and save up to 2,900 gallons of water per year.
- Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and clothes washer. If you can't wash full loads, where you have the option, match the water level to the size of the load.
- Replace old appliances with ENERGY STAR® units to save water and energy.