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Water Conservation Tips

There is never enough water to waste, so today we have some tips for reducing your water usage. Inside the house or workplace: ·         Only run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads. ·         Fix leaks right away. While a leak of one drip per minute wastes about 34 gallons a year, a leak of one drip per second is almost 3000 gallons a year. ·         Shorten your shower time. Each minute in the shower uses about 75 gallons per month. ·         Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. ·         Install low flow faucets and shower heads. Did you know that the California …

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Water Conservation: Interior and Exterior

In the hottest days of summer, it can be easy to forget how important water conservation really is. Your lawn looks parched, your gardens seem a bit droopy, and your kids may be begging to play in the sprinkler. You can still get all your water-loving jobs done and conserve water every day, inside and outside your home. Lawn and garden care should be done in the early morning, before the hot sun comes out to evaporate the water. Watering early gives the soil time to soak in the water and lessens the chances of evaporation. Soaker hoses are a great way to saturate your garden or smaller areas quickly and efficiently. Keep …

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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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