Green Guide Sustainability Tips - Water

Brushing Your Teeth

Do not leave the water running while brushing your teeth. If you just use water to rinse, you could end up saving over four gallons of water per day.

Leaky faucets and toilets

Report all leaky faucets and toilets to your C.A. A dripping faucet can waste about 20 gallons of water per day, toilets up to 200 gallons per day!

Shorten your Shower

Time yourself in the shower and try to reduce your regular time by at least one minute. A five minute shower can use about 35 gallons of water! Try to take cooler showers too; hot water takes up more energy.

Try a Navy Shower

Try a Navy Shower. Turn on the water to rinse, turn off the water to soap up and wash, and turn the water back on to rinse off the soap. If this is done correctly, you are using water for only about two minutes!

Watch what you Flush

Don’t put tissues, paper towels, sanitary products or cigarettes in the toilet. They don’t break down as easily as toilet paper and back up the system — no one wants that, EW!