Water Conservation Measures

There are 11 million people in Illinois, each using an average of 160 gallons of water per day. If each of us takes some small steps to use less water, it can make a big difference in conserving this precious natural resource.

  • Use as little water as possible when washing your car; use a bucket instead of letting the hose run. Water lawns and gardens early in the morning to minimize water loss from evaporation.
  • Turn off water in sinks, showers, and baths when not using them. Repair all leaks immediately. Install a low-flush or air-assisted toilet. Buy water-efficient appliances.
  • Install shower restrictors to reduce the amount of water used. Report accidental spills or illegally dumped waste to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.