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Save Water At Home

The first and easiest place to start saving water is right at home. Even choosing just ONE thing from this list can make an enormous difference in how much water you use every week. So go ahead- pick one. Then another. Then another...

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  • Take shorter showers and replace your shower head with a low-flow version, which can cut water use in half.
  • Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects, and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving. (We know, we know, you've heard this a thousand times before - it can really make a difference.)
  • Operate washing machines and dishwashers only when full, and ensure they are set to the correct water settings.
  • Plan ahead and thaw meat in the refrigerator overnight, rather than using running water to thaw it.
  • Soak pots and pans before washing. When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator rather than running tap water until it is cool enough to drink.