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Conserve Water and Save Money

Fix leaking faucets, toilets and showerheads

Run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads

Don’t let the water run for vegetable and dish washing

Don’t let the water run while you shave or brush your teeth

Use a broom to clean driveways, walks and patios

Take showers rather than baths and keep showers short

Don’t use the toilet as a trash can

Water the lawn early in the morning or in the evening to avoid evaporation

Keep grass at least two inches high to shade roots

Aerating the lawn regularly, and use mulch to reduce evaporation

Plant native or drought-resistant grass and plants to reduce watering needs

Water trees slowly, deeply, and not very often.

Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking, try not to run faucet for cold water.

Install aerators on bathroom and kitchen faucets

Install low-flow toilet (1.6 gallon per flush)

Install low-flow showerheads

Insulate your water heater and pipes

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