In 2014, the average residential water use was 139 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article we will explore ways of reducing water use inside the home.
• Capture the water from the shower while waiting for the water to warm up, use it to water indoor or outdoor potted plants.
• Use the dishwasher and clothes washer for full loads only.
• Use one glass all day, it will mean less dishes to wash.
• Avoid pre-rinsing dishes by scraping your plate into the garbage.
• Avoid using the garbage disposal
• Don’t use the toilet as a waste basket.
• Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators.
• Replace older, less efficient appliances with new WaterSense labeled products (contact the City of Turlock for rebate opportunities).
Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department. For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #9
Rinsing fruits & veggies: When rinsing your fruits and vegetables, capture the rinse water and use it to water both indoor and outdoor plants.