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Here are some additional tips to help conserve water:
- Replace all non-water saving showerheads with water-saving showerheads.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save up to 3 gallons each time.
- Turn off the water while you're shaving. Just fill the sink with a little water and rinse your razor. You can save up to 3 gallons.
- Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Instead rinse them in a sink full of clean water.
- If you wash dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
- Replace your toilets if you can to high efficiency toilets.
- Consider native and other drought-tolerant plants that need 2/3 less water.
- Water your lawn deeply and less frequently. Avoid over watering and runoff.
- Adjust sprinklers to water the lawn, not the pavement.
- Water early in the morning or late in the evening - avoid the hottest part of the day when evaporation is highest.
- Change watering schedule seasonally.
- Do not allow the hose to run as you wash your car. Use a self-closing hose nozzle, or turn off the water, between rinses.
- Use a broom instead of the hose to sweep away dirt and leaves.
- Lower the temperature on your water heater.
- Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.
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1. New Sprinklers