The following indoor water conservation tips were compiled by Ready.gov, an official website by the US Government.
· Operate clothes washers only when they are fully loaded or set the water level for the size of your load.
· Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
· Take short showers instead of baths. Turn on the water only to get wet and lather and then again to rinse off.
· Avoid letting the water run while brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving.
· Place a bucket in the shower to catch excess water for watering plants.
· Operate automatic dishwashers only when they are fully loaded. Use the “light wash” feature to use less water.
· Hand wash dishes by filling two containers—one with soapy water and the other with rinse water containing a small amount of chlorine bleach.
· Clean vegetables in a pan filled with water rather than running water from the tap.
· Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Do not let the tap run while you are waiting for water to cool.
· Avoid wasting water waiting for it to get hot. Capture it for other uses such as plant watering or heat it on the stove or in a microwave.
· Don’t rinse dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, just remove large particles of food.
· Avoid using running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave.