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    There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

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    When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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

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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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    Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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    Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

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    Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

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    Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

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    Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

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    Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

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    Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

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    Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…