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So, how can you save water?

  • Take showers not baths.
  • Take a shorter shower. Every minute counts!
  • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth and wash your face.
  • Don't use the toilet to flush trash.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge, so you don't have to run the water to get it cold.
  • Use the same water glass all day.
  • Shut off the faucet when washing the car.

You want to do even MORE?

  • Install a low-flow shower head.
  • Turn the shower on only to get wet and rinse-off.
  • Catch water in a basin when you wash fruits & veggies and use this water to water the garden or wash the car.
  • Garden with plants that need less water.
  • Keep a bucket under the rain gutter & use this water to water the garden or wash the car.
  • When your family gets a new toilet, find an ultra-low-flush toilet. It uses 1.5 gallons per flush instead of the 4 gallons a regular toilet uses.
  • When your family gets a new dishwasher, get one that is water-efficient – it can save 6 gallons per load.
  • If your family has an old washing machine, new machines USE 40% less water per load than older machines.

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