How can I save water in the kitchen and laundry?

Six Things You Can Do to Save Water in the Kitchen & Laundry

  1. Use your automatic dishwasher only for full loads.
  2. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads.
  3. If you wash dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water. If you have only one sink, gather washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or pan full of hot water.
  4. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Just rinse them in a sink or pan of clean water.
  5. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. Running tap water to cool it off for drinking is wasteful.
  6. Check faucets and pipes for leaks. Leaks waste water 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and often can be repaired with only an inexpensive washer.

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1. When are water bills sent and when are payments due?
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3. What should I do in case of a sewer backup?
4. What should I do if I have a water leak or low water pressure?
5. If I move into a new home, how do I get the water bill in my name?
6. If I move, how can I get a final water meter reading?
7. How can I save water in the kitchen and laundry?
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