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Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

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Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

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If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy.

Green Your Home and Save Water

The City of Mesa’s free “Living Green” workshop series continues Saturday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. with a seminar on Green Remodeling: The Greenest Building is the Existing One, presented by Philip Beere, Founder of GreenStreet Development. The program will take place at the Mesa Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road in Mesa.

When building or remodeling your home, there are many ways to be more green, and saving water is one of them. Easy green principles to follow include resource conservation, indoor environmental quality, livable communities, energy efficiency and water conservation.

To save water incorporate these tips into your home:

•Incorporate EPA’s WaterSense labeled toilets, showerheads and faucets.

•When buying a clothes washer or dishwasher, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency Web site (www.cee1.org) to compare water use between models.

•Use Xeriscape principles for your landscape including low-water using plants and efficient drip irrigation to reduce outdoor use.

•Don’t forget to consider gray water or rainwater harvesting systems for landscape irrigation as well and permeable pavement for surfaces.

To learn more about this program or other Living Green workshops, visit our site or call (480) 644-4400 for more information.

Mesa is one of fifteen Water – Use It Wisely regional partners, many of whom offer water-wise workshops. Check out all of the partner programs at the Water – Use It Wisely calendar on our home page.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-11

  • WUIW daily tip- Report broken pipes, open hydrants and errant sprinklers. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Walkways and patios provide space that doesn’t ever need to be watered. #
  • WUIW daily tip- While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Check the root zone of your lawn or garden for moisture before watering using a spade or trowel. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-21

  • WUIW daily tip- When you have ice left in your cup, dump it on a plant. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks. #
  • WUIW daily tip- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load. #
  • WUIW daily tip- When you save water, you save money on your utility bills too. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses. #
  • WUIW daily tip- If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-07

  • WUIW daily tip- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car #
  • WUIW daily tip- When shopping for a new clothes washer, compare resource savings among Energy Star model #
  • WUIW daily tip- Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbors. #
  • WUIW daily tip- Use a minimum amount of organic or slow release fertilizer. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-26

  • WUIW daily tip- If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in … #
  • WUIW daily tip- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. #
  • WUIW daily tip- When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs. #
  • RT @MatthewDibbleI used my @WUIW t-shirt “Stay Calm and Conserve Water” for a presentation yesterday. It was a huge hit! Thanks much! #
  • WUIW daily tip- For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down y … #
  • WUIW daily tip- Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also r … #
  • WUIW daily tip- Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month. #
  • See how a fourth grader calls for all of us to conserve – http://wateruseitwisely.com/ #
  • WUIW daily tip- Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. #
  • WUIW daily tip- While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels. #