May 31, 2006

Water Saving Tips 3 of 10


  • Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You'll save up to 1000 gallons a month.
  • Install low-volume toilets.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
  • When you clean your fish tank, use the water you've drained on your plants. The water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, providing you with a free and effective fertilizer.
  • Use the sprinkler for larger areas of grass. Water small patches by hand to avoid waste.
    Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak. It's easy to fix, and you can save more than 600 gallons a month.
  • Plug the bathtub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Use porous materials for walkways and patios to keep water in your yard and prevent wasteful runoff.
  • Direct downspouts and other runoff towards shrubs and trees, or collect and use for your garden.
  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day. This will cut down on the number of times you run your dishwasher.
  • Consider using disposable plates, cups and utensils to cut down on washing.

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