Smart Water Use
Liberty Utilities understands that water matters every day and that we all share a role in protecting this precious resource. Simple everyday choices we make at home, in the garden, at work, and at school can reduce our impact on the environment and help us to protect our water.
Did you know...
By making small changes to your everyday routine, you and your family can reduce your daily water use by about 30 percent - that's close to 30 gallons per day.
Here are a few practical year-round ways to curb your outdoor water use:
- Water your lawn in the early morning hours to minimize evaporation
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk
- Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street
- Use mulch in your garden to help retain moisture in the soil
- Check your water meter and bill to track your water usage
- Add a rain barrel to your garden
Here are some easy ways to curb your indoor water use:
- Install water-efficient products throughout your home
- Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets (dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year, while leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day)
- Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only when they are fully loaded
- Soak pots and pans instead of scraping them under running water
- Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water when doing dishes
- Use the rinse water from dishes to water house plants or mop the floor
- Wash produce in the sink or a pan that is partially filled with water instead of running water from the tap
- Time your shower to keep it under five minutes
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks
- Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of under running water