Water Conservation

Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Indoor Tips to Reduce Water Usage

Action
   Water Savings, in Gallons
Running dishwasher at full capacity only
     2-4.5 g/load
Turning off tap when rinsing dishes
     2.5 g/minute
Turning tap off when brushing teeth
     2 g/minute
Shortening showers
     2 - 5 g/minute
Washing only full loads of laundry
     15 – 50 g/load
Fixing leaky toilets
     30 – 50 g/day, per toilet
Fixing leaky faucets
     15 – 20 g/day, per leak
 
**Source: www.20gallonchallenge.com

Outdoor Tips to Reduce Water Usage

Action
     Water Savings, in Gallons
Water yard only before 8 AM or after
8 PM
       20 – 25 g/day
Adjust sprinklers to prevent overspray
       15 – 25 g/day
Install drip irrigation system
       20 – 25 g/day
Remove portions of lawn/replace with drought-tolerant native plants
       30 – 60 g/day per 1,000 square ft
Upgrade to smart irrigation controller
       40 g/day
Add 2-3” mulch around trees, plants
       20 – 30 g/day, per 1,000 square ft
 
**Source: www.20gallonchallenge.com
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