Water Conservation Tips

Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures not only save the supply of our source water, but also can save you money by reducing your water bill.

Water Saver Kits

Free indoor and outdoor water saver kits are available at:
Sultan City Hall
319 Main Street
Sultan, WA 98294

Conserve in Your Home

Measures you can use inside your home include:

  • Fix leaking faucets, pipes, toilets, etc.
  • Replace old fixtures. Install water-saving devices in showers, faucets, toilets, and appliances.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry in top loading machines. Front loaders usually have sensors to add the correct amount of water.
  • Do not use the toilet for trash disposal.
  • Take short showers instead of baths. A standard bathtub holds 24 gallons of water. The average 8-minute shower uses just over 17 gallons. Five minutes showers use even less.
  • Soak dishes before washing.
  • Run the dishwasher only when full.
  • When upgrading/replacing appliances, purchase energy-efficient ones.

Conserve Outdoors

Measures you can use outdoors include:

  • Water the lawn and garden in the early morning or evening.
  • Use mulch around plants and shrubs.
  • Repair leaks in faucets and hoses.
  • Use water-saving nozzles.
  • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle along with a bucket of soapy water to wash your car.
  • Clean driveways and sidewalks with a broom; don’t use water.

More Information

Information on other ways you can help conserve water can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense website.