Driveways, cars and sidewalks

Did you know? One drop of oil can render up to 25 litres of water unfit for drinking. Environment Canada

Reduce

Clean sweep - use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios, instead of the hose. Let the rain take care of the rest.

Turn off the tap - use a bucket and sponge to wash your car and a trigger nozzle on the hose to wet and rinse.

Suds away - use a car wash facility that recycles its water and collects and separates out greases and oils.

Repair

Check for leaks - regularly check connections and hoses for leaks. Prompt replacement of an inexpensive washer could save water, money and possibly prevent costly property damage.

A leak of only one drop per second wastes about 10 000 litres of water annually. Environment Canada

Retrofit

Trigger change - use a trigger nozzle on a hose to stop the flow of water when not in use.