Town of Cortland, NY

July 27, 2017
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Water Saving Tips

Check all water line connections and faucets for leaks. Water may be saved by tightening connections and replacing worn washers.

When washing the car, fill bucket with warm soapy water, sponge entire car, then use hose only for quick final rinse.

Instead of a hose, use a broom to clean sidewalks, a rake to remove leaves from lawn.

  • Load washing machine and dishwasher to capacity. When only partially filled, they are operated more often, wasting water and energy.
  • When washing dishes by hand, use tubs or plug the sink.  Don't wash or rinse with running water.
  • Use sink disposal sparingly.  Accumulate waste; dispose of it all at once by flushing with cold water.
  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator; running water from the tap until it gets cold wastes water.  Or to avoid opening refrigerator often, keep ice water in picnic jug on kitchen counter.  When cleaning vegetables, fruit, etc., plug the sink drain or use a small pan of water rather than running water.

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