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Water Conservation

 Simply begin by turning water off when it is not in use.
 Install low-flow shower heads, place dams or bottles in the toilet, put low-flow aerators on the faucets, and repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
 Change some personal habits. For instance, do not let the water run as you wash your face, brush your teeth, or shave
 Wash dishes in tub a tub or a partitioned sink, using one side for soapy water and the other for rinsing.
 Do not let the water run before trying to fill a glass of water. You will save water and time if you would fill a reusable container with water and place it in the refrigerator.
 Take shorter showers. On average, a shower uses 5 gallons of water every minute. You could save 25 gallons by taking a 5 minute shower instead of a 10 minute shower.
 Water your yard and garden either early in the morning or early in the evening. This practice will prevent most of the water from being evaporated. Also water directly where it is needed.
 Keep the grass between 2" and 3" to provide natural shade, and leave the grass clippings on the lawn to help the soil stay moist
 Check hose connections for leaks, and check the hose nozzle for an on/off switch.
 Landscape with native plants that require less water and upkeep.
 For more information about the Use Less Stuff campaign email uls@cygnus-group.com.

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