Prompt: Daily water conservation tip

simplifying your water use can save you water and money. Here are some tips to help:

1. Keep your toilets efficient – A 1994 EPA study estimated that a typical family uses 150 gallons of water each day on average to flush their toilets. A more efficient toilet can save up to 20 gallons of water per flush.

2. Use a garden hose – A healthy lawn needs irrigation, but a sprinkler system uses up to 1500 gallons of water per day, enough to water a small garden for a week. Using a garden hose can save you up to 800 gallons of water per month.

3. Use a rain barrel – Collect rainwater and use it to water your plants or wash your car. A rain barrel can water a small garden for a month.

4. Disconnect your water droplets – To save water, make sure your faucet is turned off when you brush your teeth or wash your hands.