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Outdoor Conservation
Outdoor Water Conservation Tips
Water-Wise Ways
  • Avoid purchasing recreational water toys that require a constant stream of water.
  • Avoid the installation of ornamental water features, such as fountains, unless the water is recycled.
  • Consider using a commercial car wash that recycles water. If you wash your own car, park on the grass and use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • Do not hose down your driveway or sidewalk.
  • Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. A garden hose can pour out 600 gallons or more in only a few hours. Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself to turn sprinklers off.
  • If you have a swimming pool, consider a new water-saving pool filter. A single back flushing with a traditional filter uses 180 to 250 gallons of water.
  • Use a broom to clean leaves and other debris from driveways and sidewalks.
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose that can be adjusted down to a fine spray so that water flows only as needed. When finished, turn it off at the faucet instead of at the nozzle to avoid leaks. Check hose connectors to make sure plastic or rubber washers are in place. Washers prevent leaks.

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