Use Chemical-Free Personal Products
Use chemical-free lotions, cosmetics and perfumes to keep chemicals from washing off of our bodies and into our waterways.
Use Chemical-Free Cleaning Products
Use chemical-free cleaning products to keep chemicals out of our waterways. Plain soap and water can rid surfaces of bacteria and are safer for our water supply.
Put a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up. Use the extra water for plants or pet bowls.
Fix Leaky Faucets
Fix leaky toilets and faucets. A dripping faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day.
Turn Off the Faucet
Turn off the faucet while you shave, brush your teeth and wash dishes. Save water and the Bay.
Dispose of Chemicals Properly
Follow safe (and legal) disposal methods for household chemicals like paint or motor oil.
Dispose of Medicine Properly
To keep medicine out of our waterways, don't pour expired or leftover drugs down the sink or flush them down the toilet. Instead, return unused medicine to a consumer drug return location or foul your medication with coffee grounds or cat litter and put it in the trash.
Put a sand-filled jug in your toilet tank. You'll save about one half-gallon of water with each flush.
Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
Install a low-flow showerhead, which can save about one gallon of water per minute.
Keep Your Drain Fat-Free
Don't pour fat, oil or grease down your drain. They can clog pipes and lead to sewage overflows over time.
Take Shorter Showers
Take shorter showers. Cutting your shower time by five minutes can save 10-12 gallons of water per shower.