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.





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
A family of four washes about <strong>300 loads of laundry</strong> per year.1 of LaundryA family of four washes about <strong>300 loads of laundry</strong> per year.<div class="ExternalClassD4C3063CDA6A49598E1B3380E73522B1"><p> <strong>Fill </strong>the washer, but<strong> don't jam it</strong>. Items must still move freely in the water and detergent to break up dirt. Leave a hand's width of space between the top of the drum and your clothes in a top-loading machine. Load your clothes to the top of the clear door in a front loader.<br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/LaundryFactShare.png20.0000000000000
Pretreat stains14 PlacePretreat stains<div class="ExternalClass3631C81A1B8B4654AC87803294EBE744"><p> <strong>Pre-treat stains</strong> and heavily soiled clothing right away, so they won't need to be washed twice.<br></p></div>,, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/BCPlaceShare.png17.0000000000000