General Conservation Tips

Helpful Tips

  • Conserve water because it is the right thing to do - even when someone else is footing the bill, such as when you are staying at a hotel.
  • Encourage your employer to promote water conservation in the workplace.
  • Encourage your school system and local government to help develop and promote a water conservation ethic.
  • Fixing a leaking faucet can save 140 gallons of water a week.
  • Install water softening systems only when necessary. Turn softeners off while on vacation.
  • Instead of pouring water down the drain, reuse it if you can.
  • Participate in public water conservation meetings conducted by your local government, utility or water management district.
  • Patronize businesses which practice water conservation such as restaurants that only serve water upon request.
  • Promote water conservation in community newsletters, on bulletin boards and by example. Encourage your friends, neighbors and co-workers to “be water smart”.
  • Report water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells, etc.) to the property owner or the Water Department at 302-366-7055.
  • Support projects that will lead to an increased use of reclaimed waste water for irrigation and other uses.
Try to do one thing each day that will result in saving water. Every drop counts.