At Home

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Sweep Don’t Spray

Use a broom to clean your driveway or sidewalk instead of hosing it down. The extra exercise is good for you!

Switch Your Showerhead

Save 750 gallons a month with a water-efficient shower head. They’re inexpensive, easy to install and sometimes rebates are available.

Don’t Landscape. Xeriscape!

60% of household water can go toward lawn maintenance. Xeriscape with native plants that require little water, and have the coolest yard on the block.

Efficient Faucets

Install inexpensive, water-saving aerators on all your faucets. You’ll hardly notice the difference but the savings will add up.

Hunt Down Leaks

Check your water bill for unusually high usage. Your bill and meter are tools to discover costly and wasteful leaks.

Reuse Kitchen Water

Collect water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables and reuse it to water houseplants. If you don’t have an immediate use for the grey water, pour it into your rainwater collection barrel and use it later.

A/C Filters

Change them every 3 to 6 months. It’s easy, saves energy by letting your system work easier, and reduces dust and other other pollutants in your home.


Most warm or cool air escapes through leaky windows and doors. Weather stripping is cheap and effective, stops drafts and makes your heating/cooling system work better.

Smart Tooth Brushing

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.