Save Water

"Drip. Drip. Drip." Water is a precious resource - help the County not waste it! Every small water leak equals wasting almost 2,000 gallons of water annually. Whether on the job or at home, conserving water not only saves money; it also protects the environment. Behind the scenes, the County has installed a weather station at the GSA Service Building that ensures we only water when necessary, reducing water use by 15 percent (enough water to fill 125 average size swimming pools). Employees can do their part to save water by taking a moment to report leaks. Below are some other easy water and money saving tips that can make a big difference at home and the office.

Business Actions

Green Your Faucets

Instantly and inexpensively reduce your water use at your business by installing low-flow faucets. Any faucet can be modified to conserve water by switching the aerator, the faucet's screw-on tip that determines how much water flows out. Aerators are inexpensive to replace, easy to install, and one of the most cost-effective water conservation measures. For maximum water efficiency, install aerators with flow rates of less than 1.0 gallons per minute (gpm).

Fix that Leak

One of the easiest ways to save water and lower your water bill is by repairing leaky faucets and toilets. Even a small leak wastes gallons of water. At work, encourage staff to report leaks, and then have the repairs done quickly. To make it easier for staff, post signs in kitchens and bathrooms that give maintenance or housekeeping contact information.

Green Your Irrigation

Save money for your business by choosing the right irrigation system for your landscaping. With a properly selected system, you will be able to lower your water bill, prolong the life of your landscaping, and save a precious resource - water.

Save Water. Save Energy.

One of the easiest ways to save water and lower your water bill is by repairing leaky faucets and toilets. Even a small leak wastes gallons of water. At work, encourage staff to report leaks, and then have the repairs done quickly. To make it easier for staff, post signs in kitchens and bathrooms that give maintenance or housekeeping contact information.