• Take your car to the car wash, or if you choose to wash at home, be sure to use a self-closing hose nozzle.

  • Landscape your yard with low water use plants.

  • Keep showers to 5 minutes or fewer.

  • Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom, rather than a hose.

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.

  • Repair leaky faucets and toilets, or replace them with more efficient equipment.

  • Only run washing machines and dish washers when they are completely full.

  • Water only in the early morning before the sun comes up.

  • Use drips or bubblers to irrigate your flower and shrub beds. Replace spray head nozzles with rotator nozzles.

  • While hand watering your yard, focus on dry spots, and pay close attention to avoid runoff.

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