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Water conservation tips which will help you save a lot more than just money, every time you turn on a faucet, the garden hose or your lawn sprinklers.

Just being mindful of water conservation, and using your kitchen and bathroom faucets, garden hose and lawn sprinklers in an efficient way can save you more money than you probably realize. And if everyone makes just a small contribution to water conservation by managing their use of lawn sprinklers, garden hose, shower and kitchen faucets, there will be less need for dams and energy consuming water supply systems, which will ultimately benefit our precious environment.

All you need to do is follow a few simple guidelines, and make sure everyone in your household follows them too, on a regular basis. If you live in a dry climate area where water conservation is a significant issue, you’ll find your local authority will provide plenty of information and tips.

Some practical water conservation tips for your home.

Only turn on your lawn sprinklers when the garden really needs watering, and leave them on only for as long as necessary. If you use a timer system, make sure you choose the optimum settings, and don’t ever let it water the garden during a rainstorm.

Make sure you fix dripping faucets and leaky toilets as soon as possible. You can check whether your home system has a leak by noting your water meter reading, then reading it again after two hours, when no water has been turned on. If those numbers have advanced at all, you have a leak.

Never use the garden hose to spray hard surfaces like sidewalks, brick walls or your driveway. Think of tipping money down the drain, if you need any motivation. And if it’s possible, park your car on the front lawn when you wash it, rather than on the driveway.

Try following these simple water conservation guidelines for the duration of your next bill cycle. The benefits will be obvious when you open up that dreaded bill and get a really nice surprise.

For more information on water conservation, please read this article on harvesting rain water.

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