May 31, 2006

Water Saving Tips 4 of 10


  • Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.
  • Install a rain shut-off device on your automatic sprinklers to eliminate unnecessary watering.
  • Choose a water-efficient drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers.
  • Watering at the roots is very effective, be careful not to over-water.
  • Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It's simple, inexpensive, and can save 140 gallons a week.
  • Reduce the amount of grass in your yard by planting shrubs, and ground cover with rock and granite mulching.
  • When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
  • Teach your children to turn the faucets off tightly after each use.
  • Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep the heads in good shape.
  • Before you lather up, install a low-flow showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your family more than 500 gallons a week.

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