In the Sacramento region, households use approximately 380 gallons a day. 35% of their water is used indoors and the remaining 65% outdoors. How do you use your water? Do you have any leaks? Are you watering your landscape to much? We all use water every day. Think about how you use water and what else you can do to save. Whether you’re updating your appliances, irrigation method, or switching to a drought-tolerant landscape you can play your part and reduce water use.
Install Faucet Aerators
Helps save 1.2 gallons per person, per day.
Wash Full Loads of Clothes and Dishes
Instead of running a load every night, wait till you have a full load to wash. You can save 15-45 gallons per load with your clothes washer, or 5-15 gallons per load with your dishwasher.
Turn Off Water When Brushing Teeth of Shaving
Turning off the water while brushing your teeth, shaving, or lathering up your hands helps save 10 gallons per person, per day.
Shower for Only 5 Minutes
Put on your favorite tune and wash up. A 5-minute shower saves 12.5 gallons with a water efficient showerhead per shower.
Install A High-Efficiency Toilet
Toilets have the highest water use inside our home, nearly 30%. Older inefficient toilets can use 6 gallons per flush. By installing a high-efficiency toilet you can save 20-60% - nearly 13,000 gallons a year!
Leaks can be messy and expensive. They can be silent and go unnoticed. Check for leaks by signing up for AquaHawk.
AquaHawk is a FREE service provided by the City to help you discover leaks and monitor your water use. Once you've discovered a leak visit our leak page
to diagnose the location and resources to fix it.