Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
Look for products bearing the EPA WaterSense Label for items that have been certified to save 20% or more without sacrificing performance.
Replace or install a low-flow aerator on all of your faucets and showerheads.
Take shorter showers. Showers use less water than baths.
Replace an old toilet with a high-efficiency toilet, which can pay for itself over time in water savings. Check Denver Water’s website www.denverwater.org for rebate information.
Check your toilet for slow leaks. Drop by the District office to pick up your free toilet dye strips.
Wash only full loads in the washing machine and the dishwasher.
Defrost food in the refrigerator, not in a bowl of water on the counter or in the sink.
Chill drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water is cold.
Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.
Plant drought-resistant lawns, shrubs and plants. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.
Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.