Water Conservation

Why Conserve?

Conserving water can significantly lower your water bill and is critical to a healthy and clean environment. Fish, trees and animals depend on wise use of our limited water supplies.

 

Kitchen

  • Only run the dishwasher when it is full
  • Fill a sink to hand-wash dishes rather than washing under a running faucet
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge to eliminate letting the tap run to cool the water
  • Clean vegetables in a pan of water and not under a running faucet

Bathroom

  • Check toilets for leaks with food coloring
  • Install low-flow toilets or use a plastic bottle to displace water
  • Check faucets for leaks – a small leak can waste 20 or more gallons per day
  • Don’t run the faucet while brushing your teeth
  • Install water-efficient shower heads
  • Don’t use the toilet for a garbage can or ash tray

Outdoors

  • Water lawns and gardens only in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation
  • Water only when needed
  • Use draught tolerant landscaping
  • Place a 2” to 4” layer of mulch around plants and trees to avoid excess evaporation
  • Clean walkways and driveways with a broom rather than with a hose
  • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle when washing cars
  • Keep sprinkler system in good repair
  • Use rain barrels to collect rain for landscape watering.

Laundry

  • Pre-rinse clothes only when necessary
  • Only wash full-size loads
  • Install an energy efficient water saving clothes washer and receive a $50 rebate

Leaks

CONTACT

425-868-1144 (24 hrs)
3600 Sahalee Way NE
Sammamish, WA 98074

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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