West Knox Utility District

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Conservation Tips


  1. Check inside faucets for leaks. Even a faucet with a small drip can waste a lot of water.
  2. Keep showers to 5 minutes or less in length. A five minute shower using a low-flow restrictor will use 15-25 gallons of water.
  3. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
  4. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator so you won't have to run tap water to cool it.
  5. Use dishwashers and washing machines for full loads only.
  6. Use a broom to sweep your driveway, garage or sidewalk instead of using water.
  7. Use a bucket of water to wash your vehicles. Rinse quickly with the hose.
  8. Water your lawn at night or in the early morning to avoid evaporation.
  9. Check outside hoses, faucets and automatic sprinklers for leaks.
  10. Use a nozzle on your hose that will stop the water flow when appropriate.
  11. Attach low-flow faucet aerators to faucets.
  12. Install low-flow shower heads and toilets. Low flow toilets typically use half the water of a standard toilet.