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Quick tips to save water indoors

The hoses are rolled up and the sprinklers are turned off, which makes for a good time to shift our focus to using water efficiently indoors.

Here are some quick tips to make the most of your indoor water use:

  • Spend five minutes or less in the shower. Quick showers use less water than baths.
  • Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes. Check for a leaky toilet by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If the color appears in the bowl after 30 minutes, the toilet is leaking. You may need to replace the flapper to fix the leak. Also check the water supply lines under your sink for damp spots or bulges in the hose, which may indicate a leak.
  • Replace an old toilet with an ultra-high-efficiency toilet, which can pay for itself over time in water savings. Denver Water offers rebates for qualifying models.