The consequences of not conserving water include decreased water supply quality and affordability. There is also the environmental cost of the energy involved in the transportation and processing of waste water.
There are a number of methods for conserving water in the household, including limiting laundry and not washing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. A report published in "Environment" stated that changing everyday routines such as these can lead to savings on water bills of 30.2 percent. It is particularly recommended to avoid flushing the toilet when it only contains urine, since the toilet is one of the biggest wastes of water in the home.