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10 Ways to Use Water Efficiently Indoors & Outdoors
Indoor, unlike outdoor water use, is largely the same year-round. That is good news, because it means a few water-saving measures can save a lot on indoor water consumption.
Take shorter showers. Each minute you shave off your shower time saves up to 2.5 gallons of water.
Install high-efficiency showerheads and bathroom and kitchen aerators. Both of these devices – which can help save about one gallon of water per minute – are available for free on the first floor of the Hillsboro Civic Center
Scrape instead of pre-rinsing dishes. Save yourself up to 20 gallons of water a month by scraping food off your dishes instead of pre-rinsing them.
During warm summer months, Hillsboro community members often spend time outdoors tending to lawns, growing gardens, and washing cars — all activities that can significantly increase water use. Here are some simple ways to be water-efficient outdoors:
Adjust sprinklers so they water your lawn and garden, not the street or sidewalk.
Water before 10 am or after 6 pm when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.