Masthead Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Home Water Inspection

Do you use natural gas safely in your home?

Print this checklist and do this inspection with an adult in your family. If you find any hazards, check NEEDS FIXING and then ask an adult to have them fixed.

Home Safety Inspection
Yes      Needs Fixing

1. Do you keep your shower to 5 minutes or less, or take half-full baths?

2. Do you collect and reuse water when you can, such as when waiting for shower or sink water to heat up?

3. Do you turn the water off when brushing your teeth and washing your hands?

4. Do you run the dishwasher only when it’s full, and use the short cycle?

5. Do you flush the toilet only when necessary, and not use it as a trash can?

6. Have you installed water-saving fixtures such as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads?

7. Do you wash clothes in cold water, do only full loads, and use the short cycle?

8. Do you fix all leaks as soon as you notice them?

9. Do you keep a pitcher of water in the fridge instead of running the tap to get cold drinking water?

10. Do you wash fruits/vegetables in a partially filled sink and then rinse quickly under the tap?

11. Do you wash your car either at a public wash or by using a shutoff nozzle on your hose to limit water waste?

12. Do you limit outdoor water use by not overwatering lawns?

13. Do you sweep driveways or sidewalks instead of hosing them down?

14. Do you water only 3 times a week?

15. Do you have or plan to install a California Friendly low water use garden instead of high water use turf?

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