By: Monty C. Dozier
Remember: Do one thing each day to conserve water. Every drop counts!
- Check your water meter to monitor water use.
- Keep drinking water in refrigerator for instant cool refreshment.
- Run dishwasher & washing machine only when full, using short cycle.
- Take shorter showers, instead of tub baths.
- Water houseplants with water used to wash fruits & vegetables or left over from waiting for tap water to heat up.
- Shut off landscape watering before runoff occurs.
- Repair leaky faucets; turn off taps tightly.
- Install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucet aerators.
- Install automatic rain-turnoff switches on your sprinkler system.
- Install an extra hot water heater for quicker hot water delivery.
- Let water run while washing dishes, washing foods, shaving, washing hands or brushing teeth.
- Fill bathtub to the top (stop at ½ full).
- Allow toilets to leak (find leaks and fix them).
- Use the toilet as a waste basket.
- Water lawns during heat of the day (water in early morning!).
- Use water to clean off sidewalks or driveways (sweep them clean).
- Put debris, yard clippings or leaves down storm drains.
- Pass up tax breaks for water-saving improvements (check with your local government.)
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