Did you know that putting a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank can help determine if and where there are leaks? Monitoring meters can help determine when more water than normal is being used.
Did you know? Leaks account for 14 percent of our water usage.
Install low flow fixtures and toilets
Do you know how much water the average faucet uses?
Kitchen sink: 2.2 gallons/minute
Showerhead: 1.5 to 2.5 gallons/minute
Bathroom sink: 1.5 to 2.2 gallons/minute
A 15-minute shower with a standard (2.5 gallons/minute) showerhead takes 37 gallons of water. A 15 minute shower with a low-flow showerhead only takes 22 gallons of water. How much water does your morning shower take?
Not all toilets are made equal...
Standard toilet: 3.5 gallons/flush
Low flow toilet: 1.6 gallons/flush
Dual flush toilet: 0.8/1.6 gallons/flush
Composting toilet: 0 to <0.5 gallons/flush
Helpful Hint: Not ready to buy a new toilet? Replacing the water in the tank with a water bottle or milk jug filled with rocks will help reduce the water used.