General Indoor

General Indoor Tips Turn off faucets tightly after each use. Encourage your local schools and businesses to develop and promote water conservation. Monitor your water bill for spikes in water usage, which may indicate you have a leak. Reward kids for their water-saving efforts to promote daily conservation habits. Avoid recreational water toys that require… Continue Reading General Indoor



Kitchen Tips Don’t let the water run when washing dishes. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. Dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand. Buy Energy Star dishwashers that can save even more water and energy. You can cut back on rinsing dishes with newer models of dishwashers,… Continue Reading Kitchen



Bathroom Tips If your showerhead fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, it’s time to go shopping. Replace it with a water-efficient model. Reducing your shower by a minute or two will save up to 150 gallons per month. Keep your shower time to under 5 minutes and you’ll save up to 1,000 gallons… Continue Reading Bathroom

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Laundry Tips Match the water level to the size of the laundry load. Using cold water to wash dark clothes not only saves water and energy, but also helps your clothes retain their color. Compare Energy Star washing machines when shopping for a new model.  Some will save you up to 20 gallons of water… Continue Reading Laundry

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General Outdoor

General Outdoor Tips Wash your car on the lawn and water your grass at the same time. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car and save up to 100 gallons. Bathe your pets outdoors in an area that needs watering. Fish tank water is full of nutrients and… Continue Reading General Outdoor

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Lawn Tips Adjust the height of your lawn mower to 1.5 to 2 inches, as taller grass holds soil moisture better than short grass. Leaving lawn clippings on your grass cools the ground and holds in moisture. Select a lawn mix that matches your climate and conditions. Aerating your lawn periodically by making holes every… Continue Reading Lawn

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Landscape Tips Use a trowel, shovel, or probe to examine the soil. If the top two to three inches are dry, it’s time to water. Set a timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust it so only your lawn is watered and not… Continue Reading Landscape

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Pool Tips Pool covers help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through evaporation. Equip your swimming pools, fountains and ponds with recirculating pumps. Check your pool periodically for leaks if you have an automatic refilling device. Reduce or eliminate use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool, as aeration increases… Continue Reading Pool