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Conservation

Ten Ways to Conserve Tap Water

  1. Do not over-water plants and lawns.
    Avoid water runoff into streets and gutters.
     
  2. For best results, try morning watering.
    Evaporation loss is at a minimum.
     
  3. Avoid washing down paved areas.
    Sweep driveway and sidewalks in garden cleanup.
     
  4. When washing the car...
    Use a bucket of water. Use the hose only to rinse.
     
  5. Repair faucet leaks.
    As much as 15 gallons of water can be lost each day with a slow drip.
     
  6. Avoid toilet water waste.
    Do not use toilet as a trash disposal.
     
  7. Don't fall asleep in the shower.
    An extra five minutes in the shower could mean another 50 gallons down the drain. Use a moderate stream.
     
  8. The automatic dishwasher use it wisely.
    Half loads cheat you out of full water use.
     
  9. Watch those laundry loads, too.
    Some 50 gallons of water are used to wash a load of clothes. Make every load count.
     
  10. Avoid the running faucet.
    Don't run water continuously while shaving, brushing teeth, peeling vegetables, or washing dishes.

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