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WHAT IS YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT?

This is made up of all the ways you use water. Scan each section to see what percentage of your overall water use comes from these activities.

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Water Footprint

70% Watering/Landscaping

10% Cleaning

9% Bathing/Shower

6% Toilets/Sanitation

3% Drinking Water

2% Cooking

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WAYS TO SAVE

We use water in a number of different ways both inside and outside homes. See if you can find all the places where you can save water and reduce your water footprint.

House

Use drought-tolerant landscaping to reduce water demand.

Check your sprinkler systems for leaks. This includes sprinkler heads that may be damaged.

Install aerator sprinkler heads in place of older, less efficient sprinklers.

Replace your traditional sprinklers with drip irrigation. This used much less water while still keeping plants and trees healthy.

Instead of letting water flow freely from a hose, be sure to attach an automatic shutoff nozzle.

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways and sidewalks.

Lower the water level in your pool to reduce water loss due to splashing.

Only drain your pool when necessary. In most cases, chemicals can treat most water issues.

Install aerators on all faucets.

Check your refrigerator and ice machine for leaks.

Only run the dishwasher when it is full.

Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator instead of using running water.

Upgrade to a high-efficiency washing machine.

Only run washing machines when you have a full load of laundry.

Install a low-flow showerhead.

Upgrade to a low-flow toilet.

Check to make sure faucets are not dripping.

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