Links to 1000+ Tips for Conserving Water

by admin on August 11, 2014

The following online resources provide helpful tips for saving water in a variety of ways at home, work, outdoors, and on farms.

100+ Ways to Conserve Water Use it Wisely
190 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads and adjust pressures to specification.
Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is enough to apply each time you irrigate.

Tips for Inside the Home Maryland.gov The Department of the Environment
21 Water Conservation Tips
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When constructing a new home or remodeling your bathroom, install low consumption (1.6 gal/flush) toilets.
Do not pre-rinse dishes prior to loading in a dishwasher. Prerinsing is an unnecessary and wasteful use of water.

Water Conservation In and Around the Home Colorado State University
67 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Check your water meter and bill so you can set conservation goals for your family’s outdoor water use.
Set a kitchen timer when watering your lawn or garden, to keep track of the time.

Water Conservation Tips for the Home Lawn and Garden University of California Davis
27 Water Conservation Tips
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Before planting, remove existing weeds: they compete with desired plants for soil moisture, sunlight, and nutrients.
To reduce evaporation, operate your irrigation system during the cooler hours of the early morning rather than during the heat of the day.

50 Easy Ways to Save Water City of Charlottesville
50 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
Consider using a commercial car wash that recycles water. If you wash your own car, park on the grass and use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.

Water Conservation Tips The City of San Diego
24 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
While waiting for hot water to come through the pipes, catch the cool, clean, water in a bucket or a watering can.
If you have a pool, use a cover to cut down evaporation. This will also keep your pool cleaner and reduce the need to add chemicals.

Save Water 49 Ways American Water & Energy Savers
49 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Insulate your water pipes. You’ll get hot water faster plus avoid wasting water while it heats up.
Raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches. A lawn cut higher encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system and holds soil moisture better than a closely-clipped lawn.

15 Smart Ways to Save Water (and Money) Popular Mechanics
15 Water Conservation Tips
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Replace standard faucet aerators with aerators that are equipped with flow restrictors, which can decrease the flow from the standard 2.75 gallons per minute (gpm) down to about 1 gpm.
Spread a thick layer of bark mulch around flower beds, trees, shrubs and gardens. Mulch not only helps suppress weeds, it also retains moisture so you won’t need to water so often.

Water Conservation Tips National Geographic
30 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
On average, a vegan, a person who doesn’t eat meat or dairy, indirectly consumes nearly 600 gallons of water per day less than a person who eats the average American diet.
If you use a low-flow showerhead, you can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower.

Take the 100-Gallon Challenge! University of Nebraska-Lincoln
20 Water Conservation Facts
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Install drip irrigation for flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Replace a portion of your lawn with drought tolerant perennials and groundcovers.

100 Ways to Save Water MJSI Inc
100 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak.
While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water CNN
5 Water Conservation Tips
Example:
Check your lawn on a schedule instead of automatically watering. Here’s a quick test: step on a patch of grass. If it springs back, it doesn’t need watering.

17 Water Conservation Tips and Tricks The Water Project
17 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Lawns and gardens require only 5 millimeters of water per day during warm weather. Less is needed during spring, fall, or cool weather.
Do not over-water in anticipation of a shortage. Soil cannot store extra water.

Thirty-five Water Conservation Methods for Agriculture, Farming, and Gardening Big Picture Agriculture
35 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Drip irrigation conserves 50 to 70 percent more water than traditional methods while increasing crop production by 20 to 90 percent.
Using black plastic mulch and organic mulches can save 25 percent in water requirements.

Saving Water – Tips for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Water Use Home Water Works
16 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Make sure all hoses are equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
Adjust sprinklers so they are not spraying water on paved surfaces.

Saving Water – Tips for Residential Use Home Water Works
21 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Composting food wastes saves water by reducing the water needed to run a garbage disposal.
Check water bills for any instances of high water use, as this may be an indication of a leak.

Water Saving Tips City of Garland
53 Water Conservation Tips
Example:
Never use the commode to dispose of cleansing tissues, cigarette butts or other trash. This can waste a great deal of water and also places an unnecessary load on your sewage treatment plant.

Tips for saving water inside your home Lower Colorado River Authority
11 Water Conservation Tips
Example:
When buying a new clothes washer, consider purchasing a water-saving model. Water saved: up to 40 gallons per load.

Office building checklist Southwest Florida Water Management District
47 Water Conservation Tips
Example:
Check the pressure. Where system pressure is higher than 60 psi, install pressure-reducing valves.

100 Ways to Save Water Loudoun County Sanitation Authority
100 Water Conservation Tips
Examples:
Choose shrubs and groundcovers, instead of turf for hard to water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.
Make suggestions to your employer about ways to save water (and dollars) at work.

101 Ways to Save Water Paradise Irrigation District
Examples:
101 Water Conservation Tips
Aerate your lawn. Punch holes in your lawn about six inches apart so water will reach the roots rather than run off the surface.
Bermuda grasses are dormant (brown) in the winter and will only require water once every three to four weeks or less if it rains.

A Short List of Effective Actions to Conserve Water at Home National Geographic
10 Water Conservation Facts
Example:
Install a soil moisture sensor to determine when to irrigate.

Water Conservation Tips Water Suburban Sanitary Commission
41 Water Conservation Tips
Example:
Keep pool level low to minimize splashing.
Thaw frozen food in your refrigerator, not under running water.

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