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Tips for water conservation

August 07, 2007

· Turn water off immediately after washing hands

· Turn water off while brushing teeth

· Run washing machines and dishwashers at full capacity

· Water outdoors in early morning or evening hours

· Limit recreational use of hose/sprinklers

· Utilize water out of dehumidifiers to water plants

· Put bricks or stones in toilets so less water is used during flushing

· Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets

· Check for household leaks

· Take short showers instead of baths

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· Use soaker hoses and trickle irrigation systems to reduce water use by 20 percent to 50 percent

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