Saving water at any time of the year is a good idea, but obviously in the summer and after there is usually a shortage. Some quick tips for saving water:
– Repair leaks. Leaking taps, sprinklers and hoses can add to your bill and use a surprising amount of water, around 20 gallons (76 liters) per day per leak.
– Water the garden before 6am or after 8pm. It takes about 20 – 25 gallons (76 – 95 liters) less water at these times of day, clearly depending on how large your garden is.
– Shorten showers. You’re clean enough already, 2.5 gallons (9.5 liters) per minute can be saved.
– Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. A surprising 2 gallons (7.5 liters) is wasted per minute this way.
– Use a car wash. Washing the car yourself uses a lot more water, plus car washes usually recycle the water. If you do wash it yourself, don’t leave the hose running – self-closing nozzles are cheap and handy.