Indoor Conservation

Install Water Saving Shower Heads

  • Low-flow shower heads can deliver anywhere from 0.5 to 2.5 gallons of water per minute
  • Older shower heads use 5 to 8 gallons per minute
  • Replace old shower heads and limit showers to 5 minutes or less

Install Low Flow Toilets

  • Ultra-low flow toilets use 1.6 gallons of water per flush
  • Older toilets use 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush
  • Look for the WaterSense® label

Check all Faucets, Pipes & Toilets Periodically for Leaks

  • A faucet drip or invisible leak in the toilet can add up to 15 gallons of water a day
  • Check for toilet leaks by removing the toilet tank cover and drip 10 drops of food coloring into the tank
  • Wait 15 minutes and check for color in the toilet bowl
  • If you see any color, your toilet has a leak
  • Check the toilet flapper periodically to make sure it has a tight fit
  • A Homeowner’s Guide to Leak Detection from WaterPAK (PDF)

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Conduct An Indoor Water Audit