How To Save Water Outside the Home

Using water outside your home is where some of our biggest water uses occur. Here are some tips on how to save:

Water your lawn only when needed. A good way to see if your lawn needs watering is to step on the grass. If it springs back up when you move, it's O.K. If it stays flat- get the sprinkler.

Deep soak the lawn. When you do water, do it long enough for the moisture to soak down to the roots where it will do the most good. A light sprinkling can evaporate quickly and tends to encourage shallow root systems.

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How to Save Water In The Kitchen

If you have a dishwasher, only use full loads. A dishwasher can use 15 to 30 gallons per load. BUT, if used properly, a dishwasher can use less water than if you were to wash all your dishes by hand.

Use only full loads when washing clothes. Many washing machines use 25 to 40 gallons per load.

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7 Tips to Save Water In The Bathroom

  1. Check your toilets for leaks. Place a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank (behind the toilet). If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately.
  2. Consider a Water-Saving Toilet. While a conventional toilet uses 4 to 6 gallons per flush, water-saving toilets that use 3 gallons or less per flush, are now widely available. In fact, low-flow toilets are required in all new construction and renovation.

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