Water Conservation

If you use an automatic dishwasher, be sure it is fully loaded each time it is used. A dishwasher uses about 12 gallons of water for each use and is the biggest water use in the kitchen. | A conventional toilet uses about seven gallons of water per flush. You can save water by reducing the amount of water used per flush. Place two to three drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. If, without flushing the color appears in the bowl, there is a leak. Adjust or replace the flush valve and flapper as necessary. | Plant drought resistant, low water-use trees and plants for your landscaping. Many beautiful trees and plants thrive with far less watering than other species. | Many different kinds of water saving devices are available today. When replacing devices such as toilets and showerheads, use the low-flow types. Inexpensive restrictors are also available to improve existing fixtures. | A little leak can waste a lot of water. Just a slow drip can waste up to 15 to 20 gallons per day. A hose left running outside can waste thousands of gallons in a single day. | Water Conservation Programs are available for all customers. Information and Appointments for home visits and water audits can be obtained by calling your Division Office The phone number is located on the home page of the Company website. | Surround the plants in your landscape with a bed of mulch or other organic material or gravel. This bed will slow evaporation and discourage weed growth. | Water your lawn only when needed. A good way to see if your lawn needs watering is to step on the grass and if it springs back, it does not need water. | Most leaks, aside from toilets, are from worn or damaged washers in your faucets. Check all faucets inside and outside your house at least twice a year and replace faulty washers as necessary. | Water your landscape during the coolest part of the day. Automatic sprinkler and bubbler systems which operate during the night reduce the loss of water due to evaporation. | Conserve water when cleaning your sidewalk, patio, and driveway by using a broom or blower instead of washing them off with the garden hose. | Conserve water by taking shorter showers. Long, hot showers can waste five to ten gallons of water for every unneeded minute. | Do not let your hose run constantly when washing your car. If washing a car at home, Use a bucket for soapy water to wash with and either turn on the water while soaping or use a shut-off hose nozzle. |

Arizona Water Company is offering its customers free water conservation programs: