INDOOR WATER CONSERVATION 101
Clothes Washer: 22%
Other Domestic: 2%
Take shorter showers.
For every minute you shave off your shower time, save 1,000 gallons/year. Five minutes or less should do the job!
Install low-flow shower heads.
Some older shower heads put out 4-5 gallons/minute. Replace with a new water-saving head that uses less than 2.5 gal./min. and save 11,000 gal./year for a family of four.
Install a high efficiency toilet.
Replacing a pre-1993, 3.5 gallon/flush toilet with a 1.28 gallon HET toilet can save over 12,000 gallons/year. The City offers rebates up to $125 per toilet replacement for qualifying models.
Check your toilet for leaks.
A leaking or running toilet wastes 1,000s of gallons per month. If you hear water running, you may have a faulty fill valve or leaking flapper. Check, and replace or adjust. The City can help you identify problems and replace flapper valves. Call 227-7250 to schedule a Home Water Survey.
Use your clothes washer only for full loads.
The typical washer uses 45-50 gallons per load. Most washers have a water level setting. Use the medium or small setting when appropriate.
Replace your clothes washer with a new high-efficiency model that uses only 15 gallons per load, and save as much as 12,000 gallons/year.
PG&E provides rebates of $50 for qualifying models. Learn more!
Don't let that faucet run!
It’s a no-brainer. In the bathroom and in the kitchen, minimize the amount of water you send down the drain to reduce water and sewer bills.