Fun Facts about Water Conservation
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Tips & Tricks for Conserving Water
Conserving water helps
and uses less of a valuable natural resource. Learn
about water conservation, eliminating leaks, and using water more wisely.
Inspect all pipes and faucets for leaks - gallons of water can be dripping away every day
Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add food coloring to the water in the tank, if the color appears in the bowl without flushing, you could have a leak.
Fill the tub partly instead of all the way. An average tub holds more than 50 gallons of water
Install water-saving shower heads, turn off water while soaping or shampooing, take shorter showers
Turn off the tap while you shave or brush your teeth
Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking
Wash full loads only, or match the load setting with the amount of laundry to be washed
Load the automatic dishwasher to capacity before running it
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways, and sidewalks
Water the lawn in the early morning or in the evening and never on a windy day
Place mulch around trees and plants for water retention
Wash the car with soap, water, and a bucket, using a hose with a shut-off nozzle for a quick final rinse
Adjust sprinklers to only water the lawn
Cover pools and spas
Let grass grow taller in hot dry weather by setting the mower notch higher, aerate your lawn
Myth: There are more pollutants in drinking water today than there were 25 years ago.
Myth: We shouldn't have to think about drinking water.
Myth: Once you use water, it's gone.
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