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  1. Flush only when necessary.

    Older toilets can use up to 7 gallons per flush. All for a few ounces of liquid. Newer toilets, although more efficient can still use between 1 and 5 gallons for each flush. You can save tons by...
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    Aug 25, 2016 by Deb (50 points)

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  2. Wash counters/sinks/icky surfaces with natural cleaning products and towel.

    I prefer just soap and water, but to save water I've been using a plant based cleaner and towel.

    Aug 26, 2016 by Suzanne Benfield (30 points)

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  3. Lolly Plates

    Let you dog lick plates clean after eating and before washing; pots & pans too! Whoof, whoof. Water is precious. (Idea contributed Charlotte the dog, typed by her human.)

    Aug 26, 2016 by Kerrie Bates (29 points)

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  4. Fix a leak

    Small household leaks can add up to gallons of water lost every day.Try the drip calculator to see how much water is being wasted:...
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    Aug 24, 2016 by Jennifer Breaker (23 points)

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  5. Capture water in the shower and sinks

    Keep a bucket in the shower to capture water while it is heating up; use the water for cleaning, flushing or watering plants. Keep a pot or bowl in the sinks to capture water from washing fruits and...
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    Sep 4, 2016 by Kerry Mackin (10 points)

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  6. Shower with a Friend.

    Overheard recently at Rotary

    Aug 24, 2016 by Kerrie Bates (29 points)

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  7. Shower using catch basin.

    In Australia during their huge drought, people were standing in catch buckets while showering and then reusing their collected water for plants, etc. For the most part, we aren't all that dirty when...
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    Aug 25, 2016 by Deb (50 points)

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  8. A sink strainer also eliminates the need to run water

    A sink strainer also eliminates the need to run water for the garbage disposal -we empty it into our curbside compost receptacle. More information...
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    Aug 30, 2016 by Paula Jones (20 points)

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  9. Water Saving Programs & Incentives

    If the Water Dept and Selectmen are serious about conserving water now and in the future there should be water saving programs and incentives created immediately. A program similar to what the MWRA...
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    Sep 26, 2016 by stephen4100 (5 points)

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  10. Less soap to wash requires less water to rinse.

    When washing dishes and/or lathering in the bathroom, the less soap used the more water saved from rinsing.

    Aug 26, 2016 by Suzanne Benfield (30 points)

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  11. Water-wise gardening tips

    Here are some tips on water-wise gardening from the Ipswich Garden Club: http://ipswichgardenclub.blogspot.com/

    Sep 4, 2016 by Kerry Mackin (10 points)

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