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Water Saving Strategies

Reservoir levels typically drop in the summer. Here are 5 tips anyone can do to help save water:

  • Run your washing machine and dish washer only when they’re full. This not only saves water but also saves electricity and detergent.
  • Fix a leaking toilet or faucet.water
  • Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Sweep your patio and driveway instead of using a hose to clean them.
  • Only water your lawn in the early morning and the evening to prevent evaporation.

And here are 5 tips the super conscientious can do to save even more water:

  • Install a low flow showerhead and toilet.
  • Collect rain water from your roof in a bucket and use it to water your garden.
  • Landscape with drought resistant native plants.
  • Water your garden with a drip system, not a sprinkler.
  • Cover your pool and spa when they aren’t being used to prevent evaporation.

Remember when it comes to water, there is plenty to use, but not enough to waste!

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Comments on: "Water Saving Strategies" (1)

  1. Great informative article. We can never take our water for granted.

    Did you know:

    • There are nearly 1 billion people in the world that don’t have clean, safe water.
    • The women and children that collect water spend approximately 40 billion hours getting it.
    • This detracts from their ability to do other work, or get an education.
    • It takes $20 to supply one of these people with a clean water supply.
    • Each dollar spent provides an economic return of $12.
    • Not least because of the drop in medical care and infant mortality.
    • Can you spare a single dollar for this campaign to bring clean water to 50,000 people?
    • That’s less than a third of the price of a cup of coffee.
    • All money goes to providing water not to admin costs or profit.

    See http://my.charitywater.org/run-old-dog

    If you can’t spare a single dollar, please pass this message on to others that might.

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