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Posted on: July 18, 2018

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

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  • REMEMBER THAT TINY LEAKS WASTE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS
  • 5 MINUTES SHORTER PER SHOWER SAVES AT LEAST 25 GALLONS
  • TURN OFF YOUR FAUCET WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH AND SAVE 6 GALLONS
  • WASH ONLY FULL LAUNDRY LOADS SINCE EACH LOAD CAN USE UP TO 35 GALLONS
  • WASH ONLY FULL LOADS IN YOUR DISHWASHER SINCE EACH LOAD CAN USE UP TO 15 GALLONS
  • LOW FLOW SHOWERS CAN SAVE UP TO 5 GALLONS PER MINUTE
  • LOW FLOW TOILETS CAN SAVE UP TO 3 GALLONS PER FLUSH
  • XERISCAPING IS NOT “ZERO” SCAPING.  GENUINE XERISCAPES ARE LUSH AND BEAUTIFUL WITH WATER-EFFICIENT, NATIVE PLANTS THAT REQUIRE LESS IRRIGATION AND MAINTENANCE THAN LAWN DOMINATED LANDSCAPES.
  • RAINWATER HARVESTING IS THE ART OF DIVERTING OR CAPTURING PRECIPITATION.  RAIN BARRELS, PONDS, CONTOURING, AND TERRACING ARE TYPES OF HARVESTING USED IN RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES.
  • SOAKER OR DRIP HOSES FOR FLOWERS, SHRUBS, AND GARDENS CAN REDUCE WATER USE ESPECIALLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE APPLICATION OF MULCH.
  • LANDSCAPING CAN ACCOUNT FOR OVER ONE HALF OF A HOUSEHOLD’S ANNUAL WATER USE.
  • AVOID WATERING PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS
  • DON’T WATER IN THE WIND
  • AVOID DAYTIME WATERING
  • DRIP IRRIGATE FLOWERS & SHRUBS
  • MULCH AROUND SHRUBS & TREES
  • DON’T PLANT GRASS ON STEEP SLOPES
  • DON’T PLANT GRASS IN NARROW AREAS
  • INSTALL A SHUT-OFF NOZZLE ON YOUR HOSE
  • HAND WATER DRY SPOTS
  • PLANT LESS “THIRSTY” NATIVE GRASSES
  • USE A BROOM FOR CLEANING SIDEWALKS & DRIVEWAYS  INSTEAD OF A WATER HOSE




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