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Water Conservation

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How to Save Water

With about 70% of the Earth covered in water, it's easy to assume that we'll never run out. People living in areas where water is scarce, however, already understand the importance of conserving this precious resource. The good news is that we can all make a difference just by making a few small changes to our daily habits.

When it comes to saving water in the Kitchen, a few small steps can make a big difference. Consider these tips for reducing your water consumption every day.

  • Capture running water while waiting for the temperature to change: this excess water can be         used to water plants.

  • When washing dishes by hand, use as little water as possible. Use only the required amount of         dish soap and put the dishes in a rack to rinse them all together and reduce rinse water. Be sure         to use short bursts instead of letting the water run when rinsing. When you use the dishwasher,         use appropriate water and energy efficient settings.

  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. With cold drinking water on hand, you'll
            waste less then you would while waiting for the tap to change temperature for each glass of         water.

  • When cooking, use only the amount of water required; this reduces the amount of water wasted         when straining.

  • In the laundry room, be sure to match the water level with your load size. If your washing machine         doesn't allow manual water level adjustment, wait until you have a full load before you run your         machine.

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