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Monthly Conservation Tip

Ways to Conserve at Home


Stay at home orders might result in an increase of water use at home. Here are some ways to help conserve.

In the kitchen

  • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
  • For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
  • Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

     

    In the bathroom

  • When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
  • Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this water to flush toilets or water plants.


Outside

  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  • Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
  • Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
  • We're more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don't forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
  • Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won't run when it's raining.



     
     
     


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    Mallory Valley Utility District serves customers in parts of Brentwood and Franklin, Tennessee.

    465 Duke Drive
    Franklin, TN 37067
    615-628-0237

    PO Box 936
    Franklin, TN 37065
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