In the Sacramento region, households use approximately 35% of their water indoors.

Toilets and clothes washers combined soak up 48% of your indoor water use. Leaks alone can waste 14% of the water you pay for indoors.

By replacing a standard clothes washer with a high efficiency (HE) washer, a family of four can save 8,000 gallons of water per year.

Replacing all the toilets in a house for a family of four with HE models (1.6 gallon per flush toilets) can save 14,000 gallons of water each year.
Indoor Water Use Breakdown pie chart by The Regional Water Authority


Toilets: 26%

There are a lot of ways you can use less water for your toilet even if you aren't comfortable with letting it mellow if it's yellow.

Check your toilet often for leaks.

Here's a fast, easy way to check for leaks:
1. Open your toilet tank. Put food color, dye, or something else in the water to change it's color.
2. Wait for 15 minutes. Do not flush.
3. If the toilet water in to bowl has changed colors, you have a leak.

The most common cause for leaks in toilets is when the flapper no longer seals properly. The City of Woodland provides new flappers upon request and at events.
Email conservewater@cityofwoodland.org or call (530) 661-2067.

Install a low-flow shower head.
Fix leaky faucets and toilets.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving.
Wash full loads of laundry and dishes.
Replace your old dishwasher, toilets, and washing machine with high-efficiency (HE) appliances.