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Ways to Save Water Inside Your Home

Check your toilet for leaks

Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the coloring begins to appear in the bowl, you have a leak that may be wasting more than 100 gallons of water a day.

Take shorter showers

A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to get wet, soap up, wash down and rinse.
Install water-saving showerheads or flow restrictors
They can cut your shower flow to about three gallons a minute instead of five to ten.

Turn off the water while shaving

Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of warm water where you can rinse your razor.

Check bathroom and kitchen faucets for drips

Even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of
water a day.

Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator

That puts a stop to a wasteful practice of running tap water to cool it for drinking.

Don’t let the faucet run while you clean produce

Rinse your fruit and vegetables in a bowl or sink full
of clean water.

For more conservation tips: cvwd.org/conservation

Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional stormwater protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 113,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles located primarily in Riverside County, also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

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