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Conserve Water On Demand

That big tank in the garage or utility closet may often go unrecognized for all the hard work it does. Your hot water heater delivers warm and hot water when and where you need it – showers, baths, washing dishes, laundry, you name it. It’s worth giving it a little attention now and then, though, to ensure that it’s running most effectively. Water heaters that aren’t performing at their best can often be energy AND water wasters, which means they’re wasting your hard-earned money! If it takes a long time for hot water to come out of your tap, or if the hot water seems …

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Save Yard Water with These Easy Tricks

Whether you have a standard lawn or a water-conserving Xeriscape, conscientious watering is important. Not only does it save resources, it can also help save you some money and prepare you for drought-related water shortages. The best thing you can do to maintain a low-water garden and yard is to avoid overwatering. Often, people will forget to adjust their watering practices with the changing season. Overwatering is especially prevalent in the fall when summer water schedules are simply too much for the cooler season and shorter days. When plants and grass are overwatered, the water goes beyond the root zone and is wasted. It can …

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Saving Water With a Greywater System

Greywater systems are designed to reuse your indoor water as the water needed for your outdoor irrigation needs. The collection and redistribution of water from drains and taps can significantly reduce your water footprint. Greywater systems can vary in size, collection method, and storage capacity. The simplest systems just require buckets! Use a bucket to collect the water from general sink use, like hand washing. Placing a bucket or two in the shower can also help collect water to use later instead of letting it run down the drain. Capacity of these simple systems is limited to the size of the bucket, though water can …

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