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Water Conservation Tips

Turn off water while you shave or brush your teeth

Fill bathtub half full if you take a bath

Take five-minute showers if you take showers

Install a low-flow shower head

Run a full load of dishes in the dishwasher

Run a full load of laundry if you do hot have adjustable water levels

Install low-flush toilets which use 3.5 gallons per flush or for pre-1980 toilets, which use 5-7 gallons per flush, fill two plastic, one-qt bottles with sand or rocks, cap and place in toilet tank (save 10 or more gallons/day)

20-50% of water used for outdoor landscape either evaporates or runs off.

  • Water lawns and gardens early in morning to reduce evaporation
  • Avoid over-watering
  • Water slowly
  • Use sprinklers that produce large drops
  • Use native plants which usually do not require as much water
  • Use compost and mulch which absorb water