Water

Most houses are outfitted with water efficient taps and shower heads, but there's a lot to be done!

Found a leaky toilet, sink, or shower head? Please contact your maintenance manager!

Saving water is easy!
Follow some of these easy steps:
  • Shorten those showers. Try to beat a 5-min playlist! Even a few minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month.
  • Or...Turn off the shower when lathering up and shampooing
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. This can save 3 gallons each day.
  • Use the garbage disposal only when necessary and compost more.
  • In the garden, put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to slow down evaporation.
  • Hand wash your clothes in a bucket of cold water!
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
  • If your toilet takes a long time to flush or makes noises between flushing, its leaking- contact your maintenance manager
  • If your sink is leaking, contact your maintenance manager
Check out how to make your own drip irrigation system cheaply and easily here.

Learn more about what YOU can do to save water at your co-op!

Got an idea for a water conservation project in your house or apartment? Contact the sustainability coordinator: sustainability@bsc.coop!