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Water Conservation – Make Every Drop Count!Craig Swanson2020-05-01T09:21:53-07:00
Here is what you can do to help:
- Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
- Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or shaving.
- Take shorter showers.
- Use a broom to clean sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas.
- Review monthly water bills to uncover possible leaks or over-consumption.
- Use toilets only to carry away sanitary waste.
- Use xeriscaping and native plants in your landscaping.
- Adjust irrigation schedules with weather in mind.
- Water early or late in the day.
- Adjust or replace sprinkler heads to eliminate the spraying of hard surfaces.
- Examine irrigation systems for leaks.
- Install drip and other deep-water irrigation systems.
- Use containers to catch and use rainwater.
- Display water conservation signage in all public restrooms.
- Regularly inspect, maintain, and repair cooling systems.
- Install water-efficient appliances and fixtures.
- Use treated effluent to control dust on construction sites.
- Promote the use of native and low-water-use plants at work.
- Track your business’s monthly water use to identify any changes.
- Work with other businesses to promote water conservation.
- Everyday the United States uses more than 380 billion gallons of water.
- The average American uses 140-170 gallons of water a day.
- You use five gallons of water by leaving the sink running while brushing your teeth.
- More than half of all residential water is used for landscaping.
- A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water a month.
- Each glass of water at a restaurant takes two glasses to wash it.