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Indoor Water Saving Tips

We know that water is in short supply these days, so it certainly make sense to conserve what we have. These recommendations from the Tarrant Regional Water District will help us all get by in the short term.

Look for the WaterSense label. Select products that use less water, yet perform as well or better than conventional models. Fixtures with the WaterSense label are designed to be 20 percent more efficient than their counterparts.

Test the toilet for leaks. Leaky toilets can waste hundreds of gallons per week. Test the flapper using food coloring to see if the tank leaks into the bowl.

Use the water meter to test for leaks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that household leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year. Write down the numbers on the meter and check them 30 to 60 minutes later. The numbers should not change unless there is a leak.

Wash only full loads of clothes and dishes.

When washing dishes by hand, don't leave the water running. Fill the second side of the sink with rinse water instead.

Turn the water off when brushing teeth or shaving.

For more information, visit WaterIsAwesome.com.

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