Water Conservation

We have many ways you can conserve water and lower your monthly water bill, saving you money!

Water conservation and protection is something we all should practice. Except for the air we breathe, water is the most important element in our lives. It’s too precious to waste. That is why Hardin County Water District No. 2 has launched "Go Blue! Water Protection and Conservation Campaign." Just click on this "GO BLUE" logo to the right and see how you can help protect our most valuable resource.


"How To" Video Series

Video #1 - Checking for a Leaking Toilet


Do You Know How Much Water You Use?

Many people do not realize the amount of water used in everyday activities. Knowing how much water is used with help you determine what is "normal" for your household and may show you ways to conserve.

  • Shower: 25-50 gallons
  • Shaving: 3-5 gallons with the tap running
  • Outdoor Water: 5-10 gallons per minute
  • Toilet Flush: up to 5 gallons
  • Hand Washing: 2 gallons with the tap running
  • Clothes Washer: 30-60 gallons

Using Water Wisely

Do you use your water wisely? Water is too precious to waste. Let's see how you score; we have listed some helpful hints to help you lower your bill, while conserving water at the same time.

  • When watering your lawn, water only the grass, not the streets, walks, and driveways.
  • Run full loads in your dishwasher. It uses the same amount of water no matter the size of the load.
  • Don't let the water run when brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing your face. Most of it will be wasted.
  • When sweeping outside use a broom, not the hose. Save the water for more important activities.

Additional Water Conservation Information

For more information about water conservation and how you can reduce your bill, just download a copy of our Water User's Guide. It is full of helpful information and tips for saving money and solving problems.

 

How About Xeriscaping™, Instead Of Landscaping.

Xeriscape™ is a word derived from the combination of a Greek word "Xeros" meaning dry and "scape" from the word "landscape". It's used to describe landscaping with water conservation as a major objective. Our definition of Xeriscape™ is "an attractive, sustainable landscape that conserves water and is based on sound horticultural practices". In an attempt to reduce the excessive water use, Hardin County Water District No. 2 is educating its customers in Xeriscaping. This concept is a first-of-a-kind, comprehensive approach to landscaping for water conservation. Traditional landscapes may incorporate one or two principles of water conservation, but they do not utilize the entire concept to reduce landscape water use effectively.