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One Hundred Tips for Saving Water!!

Around the House

  1. If you have a well at your home, check your pump. Listen to see if the pump kicks on and off while the water is not in use. If it does, you have a leak.
  2. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. Faucet repair can save up to 300 gallons a month.
  3. Install water softening systems only when necessary. Save water and salt by running the minimum amount of regenerations necessary to maintain water softness. Turn softeners off while on vacation.
  4. Insulate your hot water pipes and your water heater. You'll get hot water faster and you'll avoid wasting water while it heats up.
  5. Know where your water line's master shut-off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home.
  6. Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning.
  7. Retrofit all wasteful household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors.
  8. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. It wastes both water and energy to run only a half full machine.
  9. When adjusting water temperatures, instead of turning water flow up, try turning it down. If the water is too hot or cold, turn the offender down rather than increasing water flow to balance the temperatures.
  10. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. These devices are more water and energy efficient.
  11. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
  12. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
  13. Setting cooling systems and water softeners for a minimum number of re-fills saves both water and chemicals, plus more on utility bills.
  14. Washing clothes in cold water saves both on water and energy while it helps your clothes to keep their colors.
  15. Listen for dripping faucets and running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons a month or more.
  16. If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don't throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
  17. Never install a water-to-air heat pump or air-conditioning system. Newer air-to-air models are just as efficient and do not waste water.

Washing your Car

  1. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  2. Wash your car on the lawn, and you'll water your lawn at the same time. Check the soap that it is biodegradable and non toxic to plants.
  3. Use a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle while you wash your car. You'll save up to 100 gallons every time.

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