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Water Conservation

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.

Outdoor

  • 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.

Kitchen

  • 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.

Bathroom

  • 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.

Laundry

  • 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.