Indoor Water Tips

The average home in BC has a handful of appliances that use water on a daily basis. By adopting a few simple changes with how you use your appliances can make a significant reduction in the amount of water you use, often without making any real compromise to your routine.




Use food colouring to <strong>test for a leaking</strong> toilet7 Toilet TestUse food colouring to <strong>test for a leaking</strong> toilet<div class="ExternalClassA741A0A12ACE4BD182A52FFB08D1AE78"><p>Use food colouring to<strong> test for a leaking toilet</strong>. Drop a teaspoon of food colouring into your toilet tank and if the colour appears in the bowl after 15 minutes, you've got a leak. Many leaks can be fixed by replacing the worn-out flapper valve.<strong></strong><br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/ToiletLeakShare.jpg22.0000000000000
<strong>Shorten your shower</strong> by two minutes3 Shower<strong>Shorten your shower</strong> by two minutes<div class="ExternalClassA48DCB04CEBA4879BF61A13A5E046251"><p> <strong>​Reducing your shower</strong> by two minutes can save 460 litres of water in one month.<br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/ShowerShare.jpg38.0000000000000
Run <strong>full loads</strong> in the dishwasher6 the DishwasherRun <strong>full loads</strong> in the dishwasher<div class="ExternalClassFF33A6B1720B46A4892404034E1D0926"><p> <strong>Running full loads in the dishwasher </strong>uses less water than handwashing. The average cycle uses 23 litres of water no matter how many dishes are inside, so wait until you have a full load to run.<br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherShare.jpg14.0000000000000
<strong>Don't let the water run</strong> when washing dishes4 Dishes<strong>Don't let the water run</strong> when washing dishes<div class="ExternalClass6F01419B6C3642D5BC96AC781FB61FB6"><p><strong>Don’t let the water run</strong> when washing dishes in the sink. Fill one side with water for washing and another for rinsing.<br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwashingShare.jpg22.0000000000000
Use a favourite glass all day23 GlassUse a favourite glass all day<div class="ExternalClassA8729566ADB94E78A7D822C6FDFC8EB0"><p>Using fewer dishes throughout the day means fewer dishes to wash. Re-use water glasses and double-up on dishes used for preparing meals.<br></p></div>, Favorite Glass, Favorite Glass5.00000000000000
Run <strong>full loads</strong> of laundry2 the WasherRun <strong>full loads</strong> of laundry<div class="ExternalClassF5235E691F4240DEAB135D6943D0418A"><p><strong>Running a full load of laundry</strong> uses less water than two half loads. Even with an efficient washer, one load a day uses 340 litres per week. Re-use towels throughout the week, hold off on washing jeans, and wait to run a full load. <br></p> </div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FullLaundryShare.jpg27.0000000000000
Normal laundry setting24 LaundryNormal laundry setting<div class="ExternalClass38A5A78095184BDBA487D6C3887B8507"><p>A <strong>normal wash setting</strong> is often enough to get our clothes clean. Permanent press, heavy-duty soil settings and extra-rinse cycles use more water. Select the shortest laundry cycle setting for items that are only lightly soiled.<br></p></div>, Less laundry, Less Laundry Share4.00000000000000