Indoor Conservation



The strategy for indoor conservation is to first replace the water guzzlers. The top water consumption areas in average US homes are shown in the graph.

For ideas on replacing the toilet, laundry, faucets, and showerheads, look here. Note that dishwasher appliances are surprisingly efficient – much better than hand washing.

If you need to open the faucet and wait for hot water to flow out, consider installing a re-circulating hot water system.

Leaks should be ZERO: there is no excuse for leaks. For leak reduction tips look here.

The City of Prescott has rebates available for irrigation audits, rainwater harvesting, turf conversion, spray head upgrades, toilet and fixture upgrades, leak repair, and drip system conversions.


  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain