Warrington Township
The Gateway to Bucks County Since 1734

Water Conservation Tips

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Water Saving Tips Inside the Home

  • Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth. Use a glass of water for rinsing your teeth.
  • When shaving, use a sink filled with rinse water. Do not let the faucet flow.
  • Take short showers instead of baths and consider bathing small children together.
  • Do not use the toilet as a trash can.
  • If the shower has a single hand control or shut off valve, turn off the flow while soaping or shampooing.
  • Refrigerate a bottle of drinking water instead of letting the faucet flow until the water is cold enough to drink.
  • Turn the faucet off while cleaning vegetables. Rinse them in the sink with the drain closed or in a pan of water.
  • If you wash dishes by hand, do not leave the faucet flowing for rinsing. Instead, use a dish rack and spray device to rinse them. If you have two sinks, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water.
  • Fill the sink with water to pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.

 

Water Saving Tips Outside the Home

  • Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps and sidewalks.
  • Wash the car with water from a bucket. If a hose is used, control the flow with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
  • Water the lawn only when needed. If grass does not spring back after walking on it, it probably needs water.
  • Water the lawn or garden during the coolest part of the day. Do not water on windy days.
  • Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only. Do not water the street or sidewalk.
  • Use soaker hoses and trickle irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water used for irrigation by 20 to 50 percent.
  • Use mulch around shrubs and garden plants to reduce evaporation from the soil surface and cut down on weed growth.
  • In landscaping, use native plants that require less care and water than ornamental varieties.
  • Cover swimming pool to prevent evaporation.
  • Adjust the lawn mower to a higher setting to provide natural ground shade and promote water retention by the soil.

Additional Water Conservation Tips

  • Check and fix leaking faucets, toilets, plumbing joints, and don’t forget the outside hose bibs.
  • Shorten your showers. Two minutes can save 700 gallons a month.
    • Soap up with the shower off.
  • Water your lawn in the early morning (7:00am – 9:30am) and evening (7:00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Check your water meter when no one is using water. If it moves you have a leak.
  • Put food coloring in your toilet tanks when not in use. If coloring comes into the bowl prior to flushing, you have a leak.
  • Use automatic shut off nozzles on outside hoses.
  • Do not fill the tub.
  • Consider rain barrels to store water for outside watering.

Reminder:

  • Sump Pumps cannot be connected to sanitary sewer lines
  • Purchase a separate irrigation meter for outdoor water use
  • Shut-off the water to the outside hose bibs inside the house during the winter months and open the bib to let it drain.
  • Turn off water when brushing your teeth.

Pool Water Disposal:

Dispose chlorinated and pool water responsibly. Save our streams and aquatic life. Use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation. Call (215) 343-1800 or email us at info@WTWSD.org.