How can I conserve water (other than taking a shorter shower)?



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    Use a dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand. Using a dishwasher has been shown to use only one sixth the water as handwashing (and half the energy).

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    Other than taking a shorter shower there are many options for saving water. You can install water efficient fixtures on your sinks, showerheads, toilets, and faucets. Only run your washing machine and dish washer when they are completely full. Using a rain water catchment system is a great way to collect rain water that can be used to water plants and irrigation. Also consider switching from a lawn to a yard that has native plants adapted to the local climate conditions. To water what plants you have use a drip irrigation system or soaker hose and do not water during the hottest part of the day. This will reduce the rate of evaporation.

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    If you like to drink cold water, refrigerate a pitcher of water rather than waiting for water to get cold from the tap. If you water outdoor plants, do it early in the morning or in the evening so that the water doesn’t quickly evaporate.

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