10 Ways to Conserve Water

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  1. Foods: Use a pan for washing fruits and vegetables. This will save you from running the tap water as much.
  2. Hosing: Don’t use the hose to clean off your sidewalks and driveway. A broom will work just as good and it won’t take any longer nor much more work.
  3. Teeth time: When brushing your teeth, turn off the water while actually brushing. You also could use a cup to hold any water you might need for after brushing.
  4. Car washing: If your lawn needs watering and your car needs washing, park on the grass during the washing. The soap isn’t harmful to the grass, and you get two tasks done at the same time.
  5. Car washing #2: Turn off the water while you are soaping your automobile. To make it even easier, use one of those nozzles that allows you to turn the water off at the end of the hose.
  6. Eating: Save the water you use for boiling vegetables to make into a soup. If you’re not planning to have soup any time soon, freeze the water in a freezer bag and mark it with a label so you’ll know what kind of vegetables were boiled in the water.
  7. Sprinkler: Don’t water the house and sidewalk and parked car. When using the sprinkler, move it so it is only hitting grass or other plants that need the water.
  8. Watch those bills: Water bills, that is. If you have an unusually high use of water one month, the water bill will let you know. Maybe there’s a leak somewhere? Go looking for it. Or contact the water company and/or a plumber if the high water bills continue and you can’t figure out why.
  9. Drums and barrels: Use a water drum or barrel to collect rain water as it pours or trickles off your roof. You can use this water for your plants and yard. Water barrels or drums can often be found for sale at container stores or dry feed stores.
  10. The kids: If you have children, make sure to teach them the responsibilities of turning off faucets when they are finished using them.

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