The average family bathroom without retrofitted toilets and showers will use 16,000 more gallons per year than a water efficient bathroom.
TIP 1: Install water-efficient shower heads (2.5 gallons per minute or less). Older shower heads can waste over 20 gallons of water a day. We have these at our main office.
TIP 2: Installing low-volume (1.6 gallons per flush or less) toilets can greatly reduce water usage. Older toilets can waste over 40 gallons of water a day. If this is too costly, you can put a sealed container, filled with water, in the toilet tank. This will reduce the amount of water used for the flush. Be careful that your container doesn’t float or move around within the tank, it could interfere with the toilet’s flushing and filling mechanisms. Also make sure you test flush the toilet to see if it is still working adequately.
TIP 3: Don’t run the water while shaving, brushing your teeth or lathering your face and hands.
TIP 4: Avoid using the toilet as a wastebasket. Not only might it overflow your toilet, but it could cause damage to the sewer treatment facility.