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Check Your Water Meter Regularly

Your water meter gets looked at maybe four times a year, and even then, it’s usually a repair or service person checking it, not you. Or maybe it isn’t looked at all and your water use is measured elsewhere. You could be wasting water without even knowing it when your water meter could be filling you in on all of its secrets. You just have to stop by and ask it! Before you go and take a peek, please be aware that some utility companies prohibit you from opening the meter box. If your meter is not visible without opening a box or other protective …

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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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