The average person uses 50 – 75 gallons of water every day. Becoming waste-conscious you can reduce your usage. Saving water saves money and also helps protect our most precious resource.
Download our Water Conservation Policy.
These are some practical water conservation tips:
- Wash only full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher.
- Do not run water continuously when washing dishes by hand.
- Attach low-flow faucet aerators to faucets.
- Take short showers instead of baths. A full bath requires approximately 36 gallons of water. A five-minute shower using a low-flow restrictor will use 15 – 25 gallons.
- Install low-flow showerheads and toilets. Low flow toilets typically use 1/2 the water of a standard toilet.
- Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth and/or shaving.
- Check for leaking faucets and toilets and repair them. A leaking tap, dripping once per second, wastes six gallons of water a day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 5,000 gallons per day.
- Use a nozzle on your hose that will stop the water flow when appropriate.
- Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks.
- Store drinking water in the refrigerator, rather than allowing the tap to run for a cold glass of water.
Crab Orchard Utility District
2089 East First Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Ph: (931) 484-6987
Fax: (931) 484-2970