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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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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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Growing Green Means Saving Green

The ever-persistent dilemma of the yard owner: do you want a green lawn, or do you want to conserve water? It has to be one or the other, right? Growing and maintaining a beautiful lawn requires lots of water and attention, and it would be impossible to save water and still have the best looking grass in the neighborhood, right? That’s not the case! With smart, efficient watering practices, you can still have a picture-perfect yard while saving important resources. Lawn care is often the top source of water consumption in the home environment. Even smaller spaces require a fair amount of water, especially in …

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