Water Saving Tips 
Water Saving
Links:
100 Ways to Conserve Water
Water Us It Wisely
25 Ways to Conserve Water in the home and yard
H2House Water Saver Home
Circle of Blue
Nature's Voice - Our Choice
Fun Facts & Conservation Tips
 
For information on conserving water outside, visit these pages on this Website:
Rain Barrels
Rain Gardens
Rainwater Harvesting
 
Water saving tools
Some household water saving products: toilet tummy, water aerator, low pressure shower heads.
Even with the Fox River flowing through our communities and the great Lake Michigan nearby, our region faces future water shortage issues. Everyone needs to do their part to conserve this precious resource.
The cost of water is relatively cheap, but that doesn’t mean that water is something we can afford to waste.  Water is one of our most important natural resources, and maintaining a supply of clean drinking water is vital to our survival.  There are a lot of easy ways to make sure that you are doing your part to conserve water in your home. 
Indoor
Indoor What you can do:   How much you can save:
Turn off the water when you brush your teeth   3 gallons per day
Shorten your showers by one or two minutes   5 gallons per day
Fix leaky faucets   20 gallons per day
Wash only full loads of laundry   15 to 50 gallons per load
     
Outdoors
What you can do:   How much you can save:
Water your yard only before 8 a.m. to reduce evaporation and interference from wind   25 gallons per day
Install a smart sprinkler controller   40 gallons per day
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks   150 gallons per day
Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads   500 gallons per load
Mulch! Save hundreds of gallons a year by using organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
 
Water Saving Illustration
 
A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River
in Illinois