Keep your water – and money – from going down the drain

Every day, on average, Americans use a total of 40 billion gallons of fresh water. Around the house, up to 70 percent of that water is used on our landscapes. That’s why saving water outside the home is as important as it is inside.

There are a number of ways to save water outdoors, including setting your irrigation controller correctly and adjusting it for the season, choosing low-water use plants and keeping your landscape in water-wise shape. In this section, we focus on simple tools you can use around the house to help you conserve water.

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