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.