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Ten Ways to Avoid Water Waste

  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.