The most effective and inexpensive way to reduce your faucet use is by installing a low-flow faucet aerator on all your household faucets. Some aerators can restrict flow to less than 1.0 gpm. Also be sure to check for and repair any leaks.
Another way to conserve is by not running the faucet unnecessarily. Be sure to turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and doing the dishes. You can also reuse faucet water by keeping a plastic basin in your sink for use on your landscape.
Here are some other good ways to save on faucet use developed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority:
When used properly, dishwashers can be more efficient than hand washing.
- Only run the dishwasher when it's completely full.
- Use the water-level settings for the most efficient run
If you have a dishwasher, try only running it
when it is full of dishes.
If you don't have a dishwasher, here are some easy ways to conserve while washing dishes:
- Fill your sink with water for rinsing.
- Don't run the water without plugging the sink.
- Turn faucets off when not in use.