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water conservation tips
first step in understanding how to conserve water in your
home is to know where water is used. Most people use 50
to 70 gallons of water indoors each day & as much as
the same amount outdoors, depending on the season.
Indoors, three quarters of all the water is used in the
bathroom. Outdoors, lawn & garden watering & car
washing account for most of the water used.
to Conserve Water Daily
such a huge percentage of the water you use is used in
the bathroom, that's where water conservation efforts
should focus. You can install a few simple, inexpensive
devices in the bathroom that can save a lot of water with
no change in your lifestyle or your present habits. Many
hardware & plumbing supply stores stock these items.
dams or rock-filled containers. These devices (one of
which you can make yourself) (Vis. 2) reduce the amount
of water flowing out of the toilet by up to 25 percent.
They do not affect its flushing ability. Never use a
brick to accomplish the same effect---particles from it
could harm your plumbing. Always be sure that at least 3
gallons of water remain in the tank so it will flush
flow, water-saving shower heads. This piece of plumbing
(Vis. 3) reduces the amount of water flowing through your
shower by up to 50 percent, but increases its velocity so
the shower feels the same. This also saves hot water. You
may even be able to avoid buying a larger water heater,
should the need arise.
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