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Try the following tips in order to conserve water in the bathroom:
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving, rather than running
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
a steady stream.
Limit showers to five minutes.
Replace standard shower heads with low-volume heads or flow restrictors.
Check your toilet periodically for leaks. Place a few drops of food coloring
in the tank. After a few minutes, if you see color in the bowl, you have a
leak, perhaps caused by a faulty flapper.
Listen for gurgling sounds coming from your toilet. These noises indicate
the flush valve needs to be adjusted to stop wasting water.
Fill a plastic, one quart bottle with water and place it in the toilet tank.
To anchor the bottle, partially fill it with sand or any heavy substance.
This does not affect the efficiency of most toilets and can save 5 or more
gallons per day per a family of four. Do not use bricks to displace water in
your toilet tank they will break down, over time, and can cause problems.
Avoid using your toilet for a wastebasket or ashtray. Extra flushes waste
water and money.