Check for Drips

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

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 A dripping hose, outdoor spigot, faucet or leaking toilet can produce several gallons of wasted water in a short time. Always conduct proper maintenance at first sight of a leak or drip. 

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

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 From the bathroom to kitchen, water fixtures are commonplace. Toilets, faucets, shower heads and dishwashers are all fixtures or appliances that can be replaced for more water friendly models. 

Cut grass higher

Install Water Efficient Fixtures

Invest in rain barrels

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 Most people mow their lawn every 7-10 days, but if you cut the grass a notch higher, then you can help reduce evaporation. In turn, it will help the lawn retain moisture and will reduce watering in drier months.  

Invest in rain barrels

Water during morning or evening hours

Invest in rain barrels

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 Rain barrels are a good investment for the long run if you plan on maintaining a garden. Many garden and home improvement stores keep them in stock during peak seasons. 

Add mulch to flower beds

Water during morning or evening hours

Water during morning or evening hours

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 Mulch is a great aid in retaining water in garden beds. In most cases, mulch can reduce evaporation and reduce water usage by over 25 percent. 

Water during morning or evening hours

Water during morning or evening hours

Water during morning or evening hours

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 The conditions in which you water can play into the effectiveness. By watering plants in the early morning or evening, you can reduce evaporation due to the cooler temperatures. 

What's YOUR water Footprint?

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This calculator helps you estimate your total water use. You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them? Soon you will!