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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!

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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