Show/Hide

COVID-19 Notice: Community health and safety is our priority. As a precaution, city offices/facilities have closed and some events have been canceled. Read more.

Conserve Water Indoors

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Saving water around the home is simple and smart. The average Plymouth household spends $360 each year on its water and sewer bill. Annual per capita water demand chart in PlymouthNew home construction uses many newer water efficient fixtures and water-saving practices and has helped to drive down the annual per capita water demand. Homeowners in a position to upgrade to more water efficient fixtures and water-saving practices could benefit in a similar way by saving up to $120 annually.

 

Simple Steps to Save Water Indoors

In the Bathroom

  • Check for a leaky toilets, dripping faucets, and dripping showerheads 
  • Turn water off while brushing teeth to save 3 gallons per day

In the Kitchen

  • Use the sink spray tab to rinse dishes and vegetables 
  • Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the water run until it is cool 
  • Do not use water to defrost frozen foods; thaw in the refrigerator overnight 
  • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes when possible 
  • Place fruit and vegetable waste in a compost bin rather than disposal

In the Laundry Room

  • Wash only full loads of laundry
  • Adjust the water level for the size of the load

Take the water conservation calculator challenge: home-water-works.org