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Home Water Conservation in El Paso, TX

l Repair any leaks in your toilets.

l To reduce the water required to flush, put a quart plastic bottle of water in the tank and save one quart per flush or adjust the float level.

l Replace your old toilet if it was manufactured before 1992.

l Take showers instead of tub baths and limit shower time.

l Install a flow-control device in your showers.

l Don’t use your clothes washing machine with less than a full load or use a lower water-level setting.

l Pretreat stains to avoid rewashing.

l Use a pan of water when peeling and cleaning vegetables and fruits rather than letting the sink tap run.

l Don’t run the tap to get cold water. Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking.

l Don’t thaw frozen foods with running tap water.

l Run the dishwasher only when it is completely full.

l Water the lawn less frequently and only at night.

l Install an automatic sprinkler system, which is much more water efficient than hand watering.

l Remove weeds promptly – they rob other plants of water.

l Mow less – mowing puts grass under stress, which makes it need more water.

l Mulch shrubs and garden plants to retain moisture in the soil longer.