Save Water Indoors

All of us use water in our homes every single day—from cooking dinner to washing laundry and brushing our teeth.

As our local North Texas population grows to nearly double by 2060, our need for water is also increasing. Simple conservation tactics can help ensure that we continue to have the water we need into the future.

There are many simple ways to conserve water inside your home that can produce significant water savings. You may be surprised to learn how much water you use indoors for everyday tasks. Here is how much water is used in the average home for these common activities:

Curious how much water you’re actually using? Find out with the Home Water Works calculator.

How You Can Help

Some easy ways you to save indoors:

  • Fix leaks immediately. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water each day.

  • Worried you might have leak? Try checking your water meter:

  • Replace older appliances like toilets, dishwashers and laundry machines with newer, high efficiency models. Look for WaterSense labeled products.

  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth.

You can also find more tips for saving water indoors on the Texas Water Development Board’s Water IQ website.

Teaching Students to Save

Teachers, want to encourage your students to conserve? We can provide educational tours of the Taylor Regional Water Treatment Plant and the Nancy Tam Water Wise Garden for your students. Check out our Teacher Resources.