In order to help you save money on water bills and help to protect our natural resources, your home in The Villages has been installed with water conserving low–flow fixtures, such as toilets, showerheads and faucets. There are also many things that you can do to help conserve water inside your home.
- Insects, tissue and other similar waste should be disposed of in the trash, instead of the toilet.
- Close the drain first when running a bath (the initial burst of cold water will be warmed by the hot water as the tub fills).
- Turn the water off while brushing teeth, shaving, etc.
- Operate the dishwasher only when you have a full load.
- Try to use the garbage disposal sparingly.
- When hand washing dishes, fill the rinsing sink to 1/3 - 1/2 full and the other with soapy water-that will eliminate the need to continuously run the water while rinsing.
- When washing clothes, use the minimum load size setting required per load for machines with variable settings. Also, use the shortest wash cycle for lightly soiled clothes.
- Pre-treat stains to avoid rewashing.