We’ve all heard that we can make a difference if we turn off the tap while we’re brushing our teeth or shaving. But other habits can have an even greater impact. People run the shower to get warm water and then walk away and get distracted by other tasks, wasting two gallons per minute. We tend to routinely overwater our lawns and gardens, but worse still is forgetting and leaving the water running. Consider installing a rain barrel and using that to water your garden. Finally, running dishwashers and washing machines before they’re full wastes both water and energy.
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