An easy way to cut down indoor water use is to be sure and always use a full load when washing clothes. This is true even if your washer has size settings!
The single best thing you can do to improve clothes washer efficiency is to replace an old inefficient machine with a new high efficiency washer. In addition, you can:
- Use the shortest wash cycle for lightly soiled loads.
- Pre-treat stains to avoid rewashing.
- If your washer has a variable water volume setting, select the minimum amount required per load.
- Operate the washer with full loads only – even if the machine has an adjustable load setting.