There are a number of easy ways to save water, 和 they all start with YOU. 当你节约用水时,你就节省了水电费. 这里有一些方法...


  • 当用手洗盘子时,不要让水在漂洗时流动. 一个水槽装满洗涤水,另一个装满漂洗水.
  • Some refrigerators, air conditioners 和 ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
  • 不要在洗碗机没有满载的情况下运行. 这种做法将节约水、能源、洗涤剂和金钱.
  • 节约使用垃圾处理机. 堆肥蔬菜食物垃圾,每次节省加仑.
  • For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator 而不是 of running the tap. 这样,每一滴都流进你的身体,而不是排水管.
  • Use a small pan of cold water when cleaning vegetables, rather than letting the water run over them. 然后, 收集清洗水果和蔬菜的水, 再用来浇灌室内植物.
  • Use only a little water in the pot 和 put a lid on it for cooking most food. 这种方法不仅节约用水, but food is more nutritious since vitamins 和 minerals are not poured down the drain with the extra cooking water.
  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. 这将减少要洗的玻璃杯的数量.
  • 不要用流水解冻食物. 将冰箱里的食物除霜,既节约用水又保证食品安全.
  • 如果你的洗碗机是新的,减少冲洗. 新型号比旧型号清洁得更彻底.
  • If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer or when you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, 不要把它扔进垃圾桶, 把它倒在植物上, 而不是.

Always keep water conservation in mind, 和 think of other ways to save in the kitchen. Making too much coffee or letting ice cubes melt in the sink can add up over time. 通过在厨房里做这些小小的改变, 你可以指望每年节省更多的水费.


  • Shorten your shower by a minute or two 和 you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth 和 save 25 gallons a month.
  • 用淋浴代替泡澡. 用低流量喷头淋浴比泡澡用的水少.
  • Turn off the water while you wash your hair to save up to 150 gallons a month.
  • Reduce the level of the water being used in a bathtub by one or two inches if a shower is not available.
  • When remodeling a bathroom, install a new low-volume flush toilet that uses only 1.每次冲洗6加仑.
  • 检查厕所是否漏水. Add a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet to the water in the tank, 但是不要冲厕所. 在几分钟内观察碗里是否出现了颜色. 如果是这样,马桶就会无声地漏水,需要修理.
  • 使用厕所水箱置换装置,如厕所坝或厕所袋. 另一种选择是在塑料瓶里装满石头或水, 翻身, 放在马桶水箱里. These devices will reduce the volume of water in the tank but will still provide enough for flushing. Displacement devices are not recommended with new low-volume flush toilets.
  • Never use the toilet to dispose of cleansing tissues, cigarette butts, or other trash. This wastes a great deal of water 和 also places an unnecessary load on the sewage treatment plant or septic tank.
  • 不要用热水当凉水会怎么样. Water 和 energy can be saved by washing h和s with soap 和 cold water. 只有手特别脏的时候才应该加热水.
  • 洗手时不要让水流动. Water should be turned off while washing 和 scrubbing 和 be turned on again to rinse. 可以在水龙头上安装一个截止阀.
  • When shaving, fill the lavatory basin with hot water 而不是 of letting the water run continuously.
  • 在所有的水龙头上安装节水曝气器.


  • 只有当洗衣机和洗碗机满了的时候才使用. 这将节省高达1000加仑一个月.
  • Washing dark clothes in cold water saves both water 和 energy while it helps your clothes to keep their colors.
  • 洗衣服时,将水位与衣物大小相匹配.


  • Check water requirements of various models 和 br和s when considering purchasing any new appliances. 有些人用水比其他人少.
  • 检查所有水管连接处和水龙头是否有泄漏. 每天一点点就会浪费170加仑的水, or 5,000加仑/月, 还会增加水费.
  • 学会修理水龙头,这样滴水就能及时纠正. It is easy to do, costs very little, 和 can mean a substantial savings in plumbing 和 water bills.
  • Check for hidden water leakage such as a leak between the water meter 和 the house. To check, turn off all indoor 和 outdoor faucets 和 water-using appliances. 水表应每隔10至20分钟读数一次. If it continues to run or turn, a leak probably exists 和 needs to be located.
  • Insulate all hot water pipes to reduce the delays (和 wasted water) experienced while waiting for the water to "run hot."
  • 确保热水器的恒温器不要调得太高. Extremely hot settings waste water 和 energy because the water often has to be cooled with cold water before it can be used.
  • 使用湿度计来确定室内植物何时需要浇水. 更多的植物死于过度浇水而不是干燥.
  • Winterize outdoor spigots 和 faucets when cold temperatures arrive to prevent pipes from freezing 和 bursting.


  • 只在需要的时候喝水. Look at the grass, feel the soil, or use a soil moisture meter to determine when to water.
  • 不要过度浇水. 土壤只能保持一定的水分,其余的水分就会流失. A timer will help, 和 either a kitchen timer or an alarm clock will do. 只施用足够的水来填满植物的根区. 超过这个范围的多余水分就被浪费了. One 和 a half inches of water applied once a week in the summer will keep most grasses alive 和 healthy.
  • 在炎热的夏季,要在清晨给草坪浇水. 否则, much of the water used on the lawn can simply evaporate between the sprinkler 和 the grass.
  • 避免过度蒸发, 使用能产生大水滴的洒水器, 而不是细雾. Sprinklers that send droplets out on a low angle also help control evaporation. Adjust sprinkler heads as necessary, to avoid waste, runoff 和 ensure proper coverage.
  • Set automatic sprinkler systems to provide thorough, but infrequent watering. 调压装置应按设计规范设置. 防雨装置可以防止雨中浇水.
  • 苗床植物使用滴灌系统, 树, 或灌木, 或者把水管倒过来,这样孔就在底部了. 这将有助于避免蒸发.
  • 为了更好地吸收水分,慢慢地浇水,不要在有风的日子里浇水.
  • 忘记给街道、人行道或车道浇水. 他们什么也长不出来.
  • Condition the soil with mulch or compost before planting grass or flowerbeds so that water will soak in rather than run off.
  • Fertilize lawns at least twice a year for root stimulation, but do not over-fertilize. Grass with a good root system makes better use of less water 和 is more drought-tolerant.
  • 在炎热的天气割草时不要剥落草坪. 较高的草能更好地保持水分. Grass should be cut fairly often, so that only 1/2 to 3/4 inch is trimmed off. 一个更好看草坪的结果.
  • Use a watering can or h和 water with the hose in small areas of the lawn that need more frequent watering (those near walks or driveways or in especially hot, 阳光明媚的地方.)
  • 使用节水植物. 了解什么类型的草, 灌木, 植物在草坪的特定区域生长得最好, 然后相应地种植. 选择需水量少的植物, 是耐旱, 和 are adapted to the area of the state where they are to be planted.
  • 考虑用木屑装饰草坪的某些区域, 岩石, 砾石, 或者其他不需要水的材料.
  • 不要用软管“清扫”人行道和车道. 用扫把或耙子代替.
  • When washing the car, use a bucket of soapy water 和 turn on the hose only for rinsing.
  • 我们更容易注意到室内的漏水, 但别忘了检查室外水龙头, 洒水器和漏水软管.