April is Water Conservation Month across the state because this month is traditionally one of the driest of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers.
It’s also a good time to remember there are a number of easy ways to save water and money.
Some simple habits can make a big difference by saving thousands of gallons per year. Other changes may save only a few drops at a time, but when multiplied by almost five million residents in our District, they have the potential to make a great impact.
That’s why throughout April, the WaterMatters Blog will feature water conservation tips and resources available through the District. Here are five tips to conserve water inside the home and how much can be saved:
- Turn off the water when brushing teeth or shaving, saves 4 gallons per minute.
- Only wash full loads of laundry, saves up to 43 gallons per load.
- Fix leaks in toilets, faucets and showerheads, saves 5 to 200 gallons per day.
- Install aerators on faucets, saves up to 30 gallons per day.
- Take shorter showers, saves 10 gallons for every five minutes shaved off.
Get more tips at http://www.WaterMatters.org/savewaterindoors