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June 24, 2011  /  Energy  /  Marti Reeder

The average household spends $500 a year on water and sewer bills. But with a few simple changes, you could save as much as $170 a year! Practicing water conservation is also a good way to protect our precious water supply. Try these tips to make the best use of your water:

Inside your home:

– Fix leaky faucets, pipes, shower heads and toilets or replace them with water-saving devices.

– Wash only full loads of dishes or laundry.

– Take shorter showers, and don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth or shaving.

Outside your home:

– Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening hours and only as needed.

– Use mulch around plants, shrubs and trees to retain moisture.

– Repair leaky faucets and hoses, and use water-saving nozzles.

– Wash your car using water from a bucket, and save the hose for rinsing into an approved area.

For more tips, visit these resources:

Use Water Wisely

EPA- Watersense

Sources:  City of Kent Water Quality Report 2010 and Watersense

 

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