1. Water your lawn and/or garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation and lessen the amount of water needed.
  2. Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and water is not wasted on your house, the sidewalks or the street.
  3. Repair leaking faucets and toilets; this is the number one water waster in homes.
  4. Install a rain barrel to capture and re-use stormwater.
  5. Spread a layer of organic mulch around plants to retain moisture and save water, time and money.
  6. Check your shower to see if it fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds. If so, replace the showerhead with a water-efficient model. If you shorten your shower by a minute or two, you will save up to 150 gallons per month.
  7. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  8. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
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