Water Conservation

Water Conservation - Indoors

Small adjustments to everyday routines can make a big difference when it comes to conserving water indoors. Try these water saving tips for yourself.

  • Keep a jug of cool water in the fridge, instead of running the tap until it cools
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or washing dishes
  • Shorten your showers by two minutes
  • Catch bath or shower water for tipping on patio planters
  • Run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
  • Install low-flow toilets as they account for a quarter of indoor water use
  • When replacing appliances, choose low-flow, high efficiency options
  • Check twice a year for leaks. See our water leak tips for more information.

Water Conservation - Outdoors

Water consumption can double in the summer due to watering lawns/gardens. Try these water saving tips and follow the District of Sicamous water restrictions:

  • Use a non-oscillating sprinkler that uses large water drops
  • Upgrade to automatic sprinkler systems
  • Leave an empty tuna can on your lawn and turn off the sprinkler when the can is full
  • Use a rain barrel to catch rainwater to use on your lawn and garden
  • Sweep or use a bucket of warm water and a soft scrubber to clean the patio and driveway instead of a pressure washer
  • Let your grass grow longer to shade the roots to hold water better