Here are some no and low-cost tips for saving water inside your home from Clark County’s Green Neighbors program.
Dishes – Only run your dishwasher when it’s full and opt in to use the dishwasher as opposed to handwashing dishes and letting the water run continuously. Newer dishwashers use as little as five gallons per cycle and are more energy efficient.
Faucets – Fix leaky faucets as soon as possible, drips that occur once per second wastes six gallons of water a day. Additionally, don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth or getting ready, and you can install low-flow aerators on faucets.
Bath and Laundry – Only wash full loads of laundry and take shorter showers since a five-minute shower with a water-conserving shower head still uses 15-25 gallons.
Toilets – Check toilets for leaks and don’t use it as a wastebasket as each flush wastes water. If possible, invest in a newer toilet that has an efficiency bowl design with increased flushing velocity to decrease the amount of water being flushed each time.