5 Ways to Be Water Wise

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With unprecedented drought conditions expanding and worsening across the western states, it is essential to conserve water. Federal tenants can contribute to water conservation efforts by following five simple tips:

Water droplet Report any leaks or drips for repair. Your building services staff is ready to respond and fix leaky fixtures.

Water droplet When washing dishes, turn the water off while you scrub the container and utensils.

Water droplet When washing your hands, turn off the water while you lather up.

Water droplet Reduce the amount of paper you use. It takes more than three gallons of water to make a single sheet of paper. The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s equivalent to 30,000 gallons of water used per employee!  

Water droplet Join or start a green team. Green teams allow tenant representatives to work together to reduce the building’s environmental footprint. Enlist co-workers as partners in reducing waste and energy use. Share ideas to promote the cultural change necessary to infuse sustainability into daily practices.

Last Reviewed 2015-10-05