- Common outdoor water-saving tools
- And some not-so-common outdoor water-saving tools
- Repairing leaks outside (and inside, while you’re at it)
- Hose Bibs – Hose bibs are the faucets on the outside of your home where you connect your garden hoses. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes and hoses for leaks.
- Hose Washers – Simply replacing a hose washer can often fix your leaking garden hose connection.
- Toilet Flappers –Flappers deteriorate over time, so they need to be checked every year to make sure they are fitting tightly over the flush tube. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak. It’s easy to fix, and you can save more than 600 gallons a month.
- Faucets – Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive and can save 140 gallons a week.
Water-Saving Tip #44
Don’t water your lawn on windy days. After all, sidewalks and driveways don’t need water.