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Water is a limited resource, but is also essential to each of us every day. Water conservation is one important way to stretch existing water supplies. Remember that in single-family homes, a majority of the water utilized is outside. However, there are many measures that should be taken inside.

Here are some simple, but effective ways you can conserve water at home.


  • Install a low-flow showerhead.
  • Turn off the water when shaving, brushing your teeth and lathering in the shower.
  • Take three-minute showers instead of baths.
  • Put aerators in bathroom and kitchen sink faucets.
  • Replace old, water-guzzling toilets with ultra low-flow models.
  • Repair leaky toilets, faucets and pipes.


  • Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap while it cools
  • Capture tap water in a watering can while waiting for hot water. Use this water for houseplants


  • Irrigate your yard in the evening or morning when evaporation rates are lower.
  • Landscape with drought-tolerant plants.
  • Use a broom rather than hosing off driveways, patios or walkways.
  • Adjust your sprinklers so they don't water the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Wash your car with a bucket, sponge and hose with a shut-off valve.

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