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Additional Conservation Tips
The following tips help conserve water inside the home:
  • Add food coloring to your toilet's water tank. If the color appears in the bowl without flushing, there is a leak. Replace the defective parts. 
  • An average bathtub holds 50 gallons of water. Conserve water by only partially filling the tub. 
  • Don't run water while brushing your teeth. Fill a glass for rinsing.
  • Install water-saving shower heads. Turn the water off while soaping or shampooing.
  • Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator and use ice instead of running the tap until the water is cold.
  • Repair leaks and install low-flow aerators in faucets. 
  • Use a partially filled sink or short blast of water to rinse your razor.
  • When replacing appliances, look for machines that use less water and are more energy-efficient.
  • Wrap hot water pipes with insulation to avoid waiting for hot water.

Follow these tips to conserve water outside the home:
  • Deep soak your lawn weekly in the morning or evening when the least evaporation occurs. Aerate your lawn on a regular basis.
  • Don't water the pavement! Position sprinklers so that your lawn and garden receive all of the water.
  • Longer grass means less evaporation. Set your mower a notch or two higher in hot, dry weather.
  • Regularly check pipes, hoses, valves, and faucets for leaks.
  • Use a broom instead of a water hose to clear debris from patios, sidewalks, and driveways.
  • Use a bucket to wash your vehicle, and keep a nozzle on to save water.
  • Use a pool cover to keep water clean and reduce evaporation. Recycle water for use on the lawn or garden.
  • When landscaping, use drought-tolerant plants, which need less water. Mulch your garden to slow evaporation.

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