Water Conservation Tips for TNRD Residents

Reduce water loss, waste, or use in and around your home and save money.

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IT'S THE SMALL DETAILS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS OUTSIDE YOUR HOME

  • Regularly check your faucets, pipes, hoses, and sprinklers for leaks.
  • Collect water in a rain barrel for use on indoor and outdoor plants, and for future lawn watering.
  • Water during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter, to minimize evaporation.
  • Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
  • Weed your lawn and garden regularly, as weeds compete with other plants for water.
  • Raise the blade on your lawn mower to at least 7.5 cm high to promote stronger roots shorter grass makes the roots work harder, requiring more water).
  • Use a broom instead of a water hose to clean your driveway.
  • Wash your car with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose.

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS INSIDE YOUR HOME

  • Regularly check your toilets, faucets, and pipes for leaks.
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Install a faucet aerator on your kitchen and bathroom sinks.
  • Rinse dishes, vegetables, and fruits in a partially-filled basin rather than under running water.
  • Replace your showerhead with a water efficient, low-flow showerhead (and take shorter showers).
  • Install low-flow or dual-flush toilets.
  • Water your household plants with leftover rinse water or water collected from a rain barrel.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Keep a jug of water for drinking in the fridge to avoid running the tap until the water gets cold.
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