Your toilet is the biggest water waster in your home. Water efficient toilets use up to 80 % less water than regular toilets. Save even more by installing a dual flush toilet that provides an option for a three-litre or six-litre flush depending on need.
Switch from having baths to taking showers and use about half the amount of water. Installing low-flow showerheads can also reduce water consumption by
as much as 65 per cent.
Washing your clothes in cold water will save money over time since up to 80 per cent of the energy you use to wash clothes comes from heating the wash water.
If you are in the market for a new washing machine, consider buying an ENERGY STAR model which uses 35 to 50 per cent less water and at least 50 % less energy per load.
For more water saving ideas visit www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca (go to CMHC for Consumers and search for Water Saving Tips). To find more tips visit www.on.ec.gc.ca/reseau/watertips