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Simple water saving techniques

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I need some simple water saving techniques, do you have any suggestions?
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Today when fresh water levels in many parts of the world have dropped alarmingly, it’s important that we become a little water wise. We should make a conscious effort to save water, however we can. Here are some water saving tips that might be useful –

* Install a low flow toilet and shower head

   * Reuse grey water from the kitchen and bathroom to water you garden / lawn

   * Fix leaking faucets and sprinklers

   * Turn off faucets while brushing your teeth

   * Take shorter showers

If you find these tips helpful, perhaps you can check out some more water saving suggestions at http://www.bewaterwise.com/tips01.html
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 Additional methods of saving water:

1. Check the toilet for leaks - Add food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear within 30 minutes. Check the toilet for worn out, corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. (Flush as soon as test is done, since food coloring may stain tank.)

2. Don't flush the toilet unnecessairly - tissues, bugs etc can go into the waste basket

3. Replace older faucets with aerator types with flow restrictors.

4. Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.

5. Rather than let water run to get a cold drink just keep a bottle of cold water in the fridge.

6. Use a compost pile rather than a garbage disopsal.

7. Insulate hot water pipes - you end up not having to waste so much water while waiting for hot water to arrive.

8. Check the water meter often to determine where you seem to be using the most water - maybe you can change a habit and save water. 
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Here's a list in the Wikis that might help: http://greenhome.huddler.com/wiki/how-to-save-water-around-the-house

Mostly lifestyle changes rather than "buy this device and save water" - although low flow shower heads are good for sure.
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