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Five Ways to Conserve Five Gallons of Water Per Day
This is __________________________________________ with the UK College of
Agriculture. When rainfall is unpredictable, water supplies can diminish. During these
dry periods, each of us can take steps to help conserve water. Use the following tips,
and you can save as much as 25 gallons of water each day.
- Shorten your shower by 2 minutes. Most shower heads use 2 1/2 to 5 gallons of
water per minute. Just shortening your shower by 2 minutes can save 5 to 10 gallons of water.
- Don't let the faucet run while brushing your teeth. A running faucet can use more than 2
gallons of water per minute.
- Place a water-filled bottle or bag in your toilet tank. You can save about one gallon
of water each time you flush.
- Use the water saving cycle on your automatic dishwasher.
- Don't let the faucet run to get cold water from the tap. Instead, keep a pitcher
of water in your refrigerator for drinking.
Each of these tips can help you conserve at least 5 gallons of water each day. For
more information about water conservation, contact your local county Extension office.
Contact: Kim Henken (859-257-7775)
Updated June 28,2005