The Do’s and Don’ts of Water Conservation

Pennsville water residents can save hundreds of gallons of water every week by following these water-saving tips:

BATHROOM
Do take shorter showers & save 3-5 gallons every minute.
Do fill the tub halfway & save 10-15 gallons.
Do install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucet aerators.  Place a plastic bottle filled with water in your toilet tank if you can’t switch to a low flow toilet.
Don’t keep the water funnign while shaving or brushing your teeth.  Faucets use 2-3 gallons/minute.
Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket & don’t flush it unnecessarily.

EVERYWHERE
Do check your water meter or bill to see how much water you are using.  A good rule of thumb is 75-100 gallons per day, per person.
Do repair leaky faucets and turn taps off tightly.  Slow drips waste 15-20 gallons per day.

KITCHEN & LAUNDRY
Do run the dishwasher and washing machine only when full.  Save even more water by using the short cycle.
Do install front-loading washing machines, which reduce water usuage by about 40 percent.
Don’t let water run while washing dishes.

OUTDOOR
Do use a self-closing nozzle on your hose.
Do position your downspouts so rain water runs onto the lawn or into the garden, not down the driveway.
Do plant drought-resistant trees/flowers and use mulch to keep the soil moist.
Don’t water lawns during the heat of the day.
Don’t use water to clean sidewalks or driveways – sweep them instead.

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