It’s important for all Floridians to practice water conservation. Fortunately, it’s easy to do once you grasp the basics. These simple household tips will be a matter of habit in no time:
Saving Water Outdoors
- When washing your car, use a spray nozzle so you can stop water flow between rinses.
- Clean driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of a hose.
- Check for leaks in outdoor faucets, pipes and hoses. Repair any leaks promptly.
- Cover your pool or spa to reduce evaporation.
- Check for pool and spa leaks. Make repairs promptly.
- Choose Florida-friendly plants for your landscaping projects.
Saving Water Inside Your Home
- Repair leaking faucets and toilets.
- Install water-saving flush valves in toilets.
- Install water-saving shower heads.
- Take short showers, or turn off the water while shampooing your hair or cleaning your body.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Wash only full loads in dishwasher and clothes washer.
- Recycle water rather than pouring it down the drain. (For instance, used water from a fish tank is good for watering plants.)
- Don’t flush the toilet just to get rid of trash.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
- When you wash dishes by hand, fill up the sink with water and turn off the faucet.