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15 Ways to Conserve Water

Conserving one of nature's most precious resources can be an important challenge in the home. Often, we take the easy availability of water for granted, until a shortage, drought or restriction becomes necessary. Saving water saves other resources, too, such as your home water bill.
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15 Ways to Conserve Water

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Conserving one of nature's most precious resources can be an important challenge in the home. Often, we take the easy availability of water for granted, until a shortage, drought or restriction becomes necessary. Saving water saves other resources, too, such as your home water bill.

Here are 15 different ways you can start conserving water today.

  1. Adjust the watering of your lawn and garden to reflect seasonal and weather changes, as well as landscape requirements. No need to water, if you have just had a day of rain. 
  2. Consider xeriscaping, the use of drought resistant and low-water need plants. 
  3. When you run the tap and wait for water to get hot, collect the cooler water and use it to water your plants, or put it in a pitcher for drinking water. 
  4. Install instant water heaters near the sink and shower, so there is no need to waste water while waiting for it to warm up. 
  5. Replace your shower head with one made to aerate and conserve water. 
  6. Aerate your lawn. Water will reach the roots of your grass and plants, so less overall watering is required. 
  7. Collect rainwater from your roof. To learn more, read the following: How to Collect Rainwater
  8. Use a broom to clean off driveways, porches and decks rather than using a water hose.
  9. Purchase water saving dishwashers, washing machines and other appliances that use water.
  10. Water dry spots by hand, instead of watering the whole area.
  11. Fix dripping faucets and leaks as soon as they occur. 
  12. Group plants with the same watering needs together, to allow for the most efficient irrigation.
  13. Turn off or turn down the water when you are not actively using it, such as while soaping hands or hair.
  14. Install low-flow toilets, or insert a brink into the tank of older toilets to reduce water use. 
  15. Report broken pipes, dripping hydrants and other issues to your local water authority. 

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