Water Tips


  • Turn off taps when not needed
  • Take shorter showers and use the shower instead of the bath (saves a stack of water too!)
  • Brush or sweep grounds, instead of using water for cleaning
  •  Discard water into plants instead of the drain
  • Provide pitchers of drinking water and glasses instead of bottled water for customers/clients 
  • Encourage staff to bring reusable water bottles to work and to fill up at the tap
  • Scrape food instead off before rinsing plates

For more water conservations tips please visit the Be Water Wise area of the City of Saskatoon's website.


  • Repair leaking toilets and taps  
  • Install: 
    • low flow showerheads
    • two button flush toilets
    • censored flush on urinals
    • faucet aerators
    • low flow pre-rinse spray valves
    • touchless faucets
    • waterless urinals 
  • Add pipe insulation
  • Use displacement devices in toilet tanks
  • Harvest rain water for grounds and vehicle cleaning
  • Replace water-cooled with air-cooled refrigeration equipment
  • Install digitally controlled outdoor irrigation system with rain sensor 
  • Use composting toilets (available at select plumbing or hardware stores. May need to special order or order on-line) 
  • Reuse grey water for non-potable purposes (i.e. outdoor watering)
  • Upgrade out of date equipment to ENERGY STAR, water saving equipment


  • Obtain a water audit (Saskatchewan Environmental Society can provide audits for small buildings; contact engineering consultants for large buildings)
  • Replace lawn with low maintenance plantings link  

Water tips developed by Angie Bugg and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.  

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