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One of the Best ways to go "GREEN" and protect the environment is to conserve water. Below are a few water saving tips that can help you conserve water and save some money on your utility bills.

  1. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  2. We're more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don't forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
  3. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
  4. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  5. Fix that leaky faucet. It can save 140 gallons a week.
  6. Water-conserving shower heads are inexpensive and can save a family of four up to 17,000 gallons of water a year.
  7. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home.
  8. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
  9. Set a kitchen timer when watering your lawn or garden to remind you when to stop. A running hose can discharge up to 10 gallons a minute.
  10. If your toilet flapper doesn't close after flushing have it replaced.
  11. Make sure there are water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.
  12. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
  13. Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.
  14. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You'll save up to 100 gallons every time.
  15. If your toilet was installed before 1992, reduce the amount of water used for each flush by installing a new low flow toilet.  This could save you almost 4 gallons every time you flush!
  16. Listen for dripping faucets and running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons a month or more.
  17. Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.
  18. Look for products bearing the EPA WaterSense Label for items that been certified to save 20% or more without sacrificing performance.

If you are interested in more water saving tips, check out http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/index.php for more information. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule one of our licensed plumbers to go over your options to help you conserve water in your home or business please call us at 513-793-2378.

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