Water Conservation Tips
Indoor Conservation Tips
Indoor water conservation is just as important as outdoor. Here are some water conservation tips for efficient indoor use:
- Check for leaks – Leaky toilets and dripping faucets account for a large portion of water waste in the home. View the District’s Leak Detection Guide.
- Only wash full loads – Whether you are washing clothes or dishes, only do a load if it is full. This saves 15 - 45 gallons per load.
- Take short showers – Bathing is the second-highest consumption use of water. Long, hot showers can waste 5 to 10 gallons of water every unneeded minute. A 5 minute shower is usually all that’s needed.
- Don’t let the faucet run – Whether you are washing dishes, brushing your teeth, or even cleaning vegetables, don’t let the faucet run. There is no need to let water pour down the drain when you aren't using it.
- Repair dripping faucets – If you have a water faucet that is dripping a single drop per second, you're looking at 2,700 gallons of water waste per year.
- Install water-saving devices – You can install water-saving shower heads as well as low-flow aerators on bathroom and kitchen faucets. West Valley Water District offers free water saving shower heads and aeration conservation kits for the kitchen and the bathroom. Efficient shower heads save 1.2 gallons per minute. Efficient aerators use 1.5 gallons per minute or less.
For more information about conservation, please contact our Conservation Department at (909) 875-1804 ext. 347 or email us at .