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General Tips

General Water Tips

It's important for all Floridians to practice water conservation, and it’s easy to do once you grasp the basics. Understand the importance of watering restrictions, learn about strategic landscaping and make our simple household tips a matter of habit.

General Outdoor Conservation Tips

  • When washing your car with a hose, always use a spray nozzle to stop water flow between rinsings

  • Clean driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of a hose

  • Check for leaks in outdoor faucets, pipes and hoses, repairing any leaks promptly

  • Cover your pool or spa to reduce evaporation

  • Check for pool/spa leaks, making repairs promptly

Saving Water Inside Your Home

  • Repair leaking faucets and toilets

  • Install water-saver flush valves in toilets

  • Install water-saver shower heads

  • Take short showers

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving

  • Wash only full loads in dishwasher and clothes washer

  • Recycle water rather than pouring it down the drain (For instance, used water from a fish tank is good for watering plants)

  • Don't flush the toilet just to get rid of trash

  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly

  • When you wash dishes by hand, fill up the sink with water and turn off the faucet

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