1.  Turn it Off – Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving, you can save about three gallons of water a minute
  2.  Cut it Short – A five-minute shower or under can save you about 30 gallons of water a day
  3.  Upgrade Old Toilets –  Replace your toilet with a WaterSenseⓇ labeled toilet
  4.  Upgrade Appliances –  Replace older washing machines and dishwashers with water-efficient models
  5.  Wash Full Loads Only –  Wash full loads of clothes & dishes; the average American household uses about 23% of its water in these washers
  6.  Install a High-Efficiency Showerhead and Faucet Aerator – You could save about one gallon per minute.
  7.  Fix It –  Check for leaks and fix them as soon as possible.
  8.  Save the Rinse –  Don’t rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, this can use as much water as the dishwasher.
  9.  Keep an Eye On It –  Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. A high water bill could mean there is a leak
  10. Mellow Out –  If it’s yellow let it mellow and if it’s brown flush it down.

Water Efficiency Plan

Water Use Calculator

Water Conservation

Turf Watering Schedule

Water Smart Gardens

Outdoor Water Saving Tips

The City of Alamosa is dedicated to conserving our water to preserve our quality of life

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