While much of the water we use indoors is treated and added back to our water supply, saving water inside the home contributes to overall conservation.
Purchase a high-efficiency washing machine
Laundry consumes about 16 percent of water used inside the home. Each load of laundry uses on average about 31 gallons of water.
Purchase a high-efficiency washing machine to reduce water and energy use up to 50 percent. If you can't afford a new machine, make sure you wash only full loads.
Conserve water in the bathroom
Showers account for about 20 percent of water used in your home.
To save water, limit the length of your showers to 5 minutes or less and replace showerheads with low-flow models.
Test the efficiency of your fixtures
The Southern Nevada Water Authority provides a free indoor water audit and retrofit kit to help valley residents test the efficiency of their faucets, showers, and toilets.
Install faucet aerators
Kitchen and bathroom faucets consume about 20 percent of the water used inside your home.
Installing low-flow faucet aerators can reduce the amount of water coming out of your faucet by 50 percent, saving about 2,000 gallons of water a year for two faucets. You will still get a great stream of water and installation is easy.
Use your dishwasher
Dishwashers can be more efficient than hand washing. Only run the dishwasher when it's full and use the water level settings for the most efficient run.