11 Tips to Conserving Water indoors

Conserve water now! Below are some tips on how to save water inside the house.

1. Run the dishwasher and washing machines only when full.
2. Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth, shave or do dishes.
3. Take shorter showers. Don’t fill the tub all the way when taking a bath.
4. Use the microwave, a bowl of water, or place frozen food in the refrigerator overnight instead of running the tap to thaw it out.
5. Flush toilets only when necessary.
6. Find and fix household leaks.
7. Install water efficient showerheads- install a 2.5 gallons per minute or less showerhead.
8. Install faucet aerators- reduce faucet flow to 1.5-2.5 gallons per minute.
9. Install a 1.6 gallon toilet- save up to 5.4 gallons per flush depending on your current toilet model.
10. Use a water and energy efficient washing machine.
11. Use a high efficiency dishwasher.

Additional Resources

Indoor Water Conservation (Mass Water Resource Authority)
Free Household Conservation Kit (Mass Water Resource Authority)
Tips for Saving Water – Indoors and Outdoors (Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation)
Tips for Indoor Water (Environmental Protection Agency)
United States Drought Portal (National Integrated Drought Information System)
Water Saving Tips: For Residential Water Use, Indoors and Out (Alliance for Water Efficiency)