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Water Saving Tips!

In the Bathroom:

  • Don’t overfill the bathtub
  • Take shorter showers
  • Don’t use the toilet as a trash can-every flush uses 3-6 gallons of water
  • Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth
  • Tell Mom or Dad about any leaky faucets - one leaky faucet can waste a lot water

In the Kitchen:

  • Remind Mom or Dad to only run the dishwasher with full loads
  • Don’t leave the faucet running to get a cold drink; keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead
  • Don’t let the faucet run when you scrub vegetables-use a stopper instead


  • Only water the lawn or garden when it needs it
  • Water the lawn or garden at night or early in the morning to prevent evaporation
  • Adjust water sprinklers to be sure they are not watering the driveway or sidewalk
  • Use a bucket and a hose with a nozzle when you wash cars or bicycles
  • Use a broom to sweep the driveway or sidewalk not the hose

Another Tip:

  • If you have an aquarium, you can re-use the water for house plants

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