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Saving water

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It's important that we all work to save water. About half the water we use each year is used outdoors - watering the garden and lawn, filling the swimming pool and washing the car. Ways to reduce your water use outside include using a shut-off faucet when washing the car and landscaping with plants that use less water.



  • Brush your teeth? - 2 to 5 gallons
  • Wash the car? - 50 gallons
  • Use the dishwasher? - 8 to 15 gallons
  • Flush the toilet? - 1.5 to 4 gallons (each flush)
  • Take a shower or bath? - 17 to 24 gallons
  • Run the washing machine? - 35 to 50 gallons (each load)



Indoors, most of the water a family uses is in the bathroom. Saving water is important. In the bathroom, the easiest way to save water is to shut off the faucet while you brush your teeth or take shorter showers and not using the toilet to flush trash. Installing low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads can also help save lots of water. An ultra-low-flush toilet uses just 1.5 gallons per flush compared to 4 gallons per flush for a traditional toilet.


In the kitchen make sure you wash only full loads in the dishwasher. And if you need a new machine, ask your parents to take a look at some of the water-efficient models that can reduce water usage to 6 gallons per load. New washing machines also offer significant water savings, using up to 40 percent less water per load than older machines, and they can save energy too!


Check with your local water supplier to see if they will conduct a water audit of your home to see where and how you can save water. Also, check to see if they offer rebates on the purchase of water-efficient appliances - some do.


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