2. Check for Leaks
Leaky faucets are easy to spot, but what about a leaky toilet? Toilet leaks don’t always mean there is water coming out of the base. In fact, many people don’t realize they have a toilet leak until they get a high water bill. On average, a leaky toilet wastes around 200 gallons of water per day. (That’s like taking 8 showers a day!)
If you’ve noticed your water bill has gotten higher and higher and there’s no other explanation, it’s worth checking your toilet for leaks. The easiest way to do this is to put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. After around one hour, check the toilet. If the colored water has made its way into the bowl, you have a leak. Fixing the leak will save water and money!
3. Don’t Run the Water While Brushing Your Teeth
This is a classic water conservation tip: turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. How much can you really save by doing this? If you brush your teeth twice a day, you’ll save around 8 gallons of water every day. Over the course of a month, you’ll save nearly 250 gallons! For a family of four, that’s around 1,000 gallons of water saved every month.
4. Shave Smarter
Most people leave the water running so they can easily rinse off their razor between strokes. Similar to turning off the water while you brush your teeth, not letting the faucet run while shaving your face is a simple way to save water.
So how do you clean your razor without running the faucet? Simply fill your sink or a small bowl with just enough water to rinse your razor with. Take it a step further and invest in an electric razor. You’ll save even more water!
5. Turn off Water While Washing and Lathering
This is known as showering “Navy-style” since members of the Navy have showered this way to conserve water on ships for decades. The idea is simple: get in the shower and wet your hair and body. Turn the water off while you lather up, turn the water back on to rinse off, and you’re done!
This is another water conservation method that can be made easier with a digital shower system. Some digital shower systems allow you to pause and restart the water with the push of a button. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
Switch to a low-flow showerhead. Kohler’s range of water-saving showerheads have earned the EPA WaterSense Certification and use just 1.5-1.75 gallons of water per minute. That’s up to 1 gallon less than the average showerhead. And with our Katalyst air-induction technology, every droplet is infused with air to deliver a shower experience so luxurious, you’ll never believe you’re saving water.