10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

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Following suit with Fix a Leak week, here are a few more water conservation tips from Water Use it Wisely‘s website.  Make sure you check out the site.  It’s full of colorful visuals like the image below and is a great way to learn more about saving water.

 

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Here are 10 easy ways to conserve water

  1. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
  2. Aerate your lawn periodically.  Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.
  3. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches.  Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
  4. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full.  You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  5. When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out.  Pour them on a plant.
  6. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
  7. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  8. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.  Or, wash your car on the lawn, and you’ll water your grass at the same time.
  9. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap.  This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  10. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

Find more tips on the Water Use It Wisely site.

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