Are You Water Wise?
Water conservation is good for everyone – not just your pocketbook. And it really doesn't take that much effort. Below are some tips that will save you money on your water/sewer bill and help conserve the water supply in the Grand Strand area. Saving water is a lot like love – the little things make a big difference.
- Avoid watering lawn on windy days.
- Make sure sprinklers are wetting only the lawn, rather than onto a driveway or other paved surfaces.
- Plant drought tolerant plants that require little irrigation.
- Inspect all hoses, pipes, and faucets for leaks.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to wash off sidewalks and walkways.
- Irrigate your lawn during the morning or evening to reduce the amount of water from evaporating.
- Lay mulch around trees and plants to retain moisture.
- Use a shut-off nozzle on hoses to prevent wasted water.
- If you own a pool, cover the pool when not in use to prevent evaporation.
- Use/Install high efficiency, low flow appliances such as dishwashers and faucets.
- Use a pan of water instead of a running faucet to clean fruits and vegetables.
- Defrost food in refrigerator or use the microwave instead of running water.
- Rinse soapy dishes with a filled sink or a pan of water.
- Only run the dishwasher if fully loaded.
- Use/Install high efficiency, low flow appliances such as toilets and shower heads.
- Turn the faucet off when brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing your face.
- Do not use your toilet as a wastebasket.
- Regularly check your toilet for leaks.
- Shorten time spent in the shower.
- When taking a bath, only fill the tub halfway or less.
- Use/Install high efficiency, low flow washing machines.
- If possible, run the washing machine with full loads.
- Make sure water level on washing machine matches the size load.