Water Conservation

image of rain water barrels

Conserving water is good for the planet—and good for your wallet.

Choose an action (or multiple actions) from this list to fulfill your Water Conservation EcoChallenge.

For my EcoChallenge action(s), I will:

  • Save water by taking 3 minute showers.
  • Install low-flow toilets and faucet aerators at the office and at home
  • Check for leaks: dripping faucets can waste 20 gallons of water a day. For more information check out this calculator.
  • Stop purchasing bottled water and turn to the tap instead
  • Limit the number of dishwasher and washing machine loads by only running the machines when they are completely full
  • Collect rain water in rain barrels and use this water for outdoor water needs
  • Wash cars at the car wash (more efficient than doing it at home, and better for the rivers)
  • Install toilet tank banks or float boosters to reduce the amount of water flushed
  • Insulate water pipes and the hot water heater to avoid wasting water while waiting for the water to heat up
  • Other challenge (of my choosing)