Conservation Tips


  • Check your toilet for leaks – Put two drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. Without flushing, watch the toilet bowl for about 3-5 minutes. If the food coloring appears in the toilet bowl, you have a leak that should be fixed immediately
  • Take shorter showers or baths
  • Check every faucet in your home for leaks
  • Turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Use your automatic dishwasher for full loads only
  • If you wash your dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
  • Keep a pitcher or bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator
  • Check the entire water system in your home for leaks


  • Water your lawn only when it needs it and water during the cool parts of the day
  • Don’t water the pavement
  • Mow higher than normal
  • Use a broom to clean the driveway and sidewalk
  • Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, and faucets
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car – Clean the car with a pail of soapy water
  • Only use the hose to rinse it off
  • Cover your swimming pool
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
  • Inspect your current sprinkler system for leaks or over watering

 GOING GREEN - Our Commitment!

  • Blue Ridge Rural Water Company is committed to making a positive impact on the environment by implementing responsible practices for the conservation of energy, natural resources and the reduction of waste.
  • We are committed to the adoption of cost neutral or cost-saving measures to minimize our overall environmental impact.
  • We are committed to educating our employees, our customers and our community on understanding of the importance of making environmentally responsible decisions.

    Blue Ridge Rural Water will be a model for environmental stewardship throughout the water industry.