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Over 175 Tips for Saving Water!!

Raise your Awareness

  1. Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules and restrictions which may be in effect in your area.
  2. Don't waste water just because someone else is footing the bill such as when you are at work or staying at a hotel.
  3. Never pour water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or for cleaning.
  4. Patronize businesses that practice and promote water conservation.
  5. Try to do one thing each day that will result in a savings of water. Don't worry if the savings is minimal. Every drop counts. And every person can make a difference. So tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to "Turn it Off" and "Keep it Off".
  6. Use a rain gauge, or empty tuna can, to track rainfall on your lawn. Then reduce your watering accordingly.
  7. When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, don't throw it in the trash, dump it on a plant.
  8. When you save water, you save money on your utility bills too. Saving water is easy for everyone to do.
  9. While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.
  10. Even if you get your water from a private well -- you need to observe good water use habits.
  11. Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water conscious community.
  12. Encourage your school system and local government to help develop and promote a water conservation ethic among children and adults.
  13. Get involved in water management issues. Voice your questions and concerns at public meetings conducted by your local government or water management district.
  14. Promote water conservation in community newsletters, on bulletin boards and by example.
  15. Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells, etc.) to the property owner, local authorities or your Water Management District.
  16. Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbors.
  17. Support efforts and programs to create a concern for water conservation among tourists and visitors to our state.
  18. Have your plumber re-route your gray water to trees and gardens rather than letting it run into the sewer line. Check with your city codes, and if it isn't allowed in your area, start a movement to get that changed.
  19. Support projects that will lead to an increased use of reclaimed waste water for irrigation and other uses.
  20. Make sure your house guests understand the need for, and benefits of, water conservation.
  21. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
  22. When shopping for a new clothes washer, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some of these can save up to 20 gallons per load, and energy too.
  23. Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year. This adds to the cost of water and sewer utilities, or can strain your septic system.
  24. Verify that your home is leak free. Many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
  25. Encourage your employer to promote water conservation at the workplace.
  26. Make suggestions to your employer about ways to save water and money at work.
  27. Suggest that water conservation be put in the employee orientation manual and training program.

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