Water saving isn’t just for outdoor activities

Although we live in arid regions, abundant water resources are often seen as a God-given right. From a yard with thirsty turf to a sprinkler system that waters the pavement as much as the lawn, our actions often give little indication that Lubbock has to pipe the vast majority of water.

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In addition to taxing our checkbook, the mismatch between our water supply and consumption poses a challenge to Lubbock’s long-term viability. While there’s nothing we can do about rainwater, there are actions that can help control our water usage and bills. Since many lawns are still dormant at this time of year, this article will focus on reducing water usage in your home.

• Sink: Depending on how you use your faucet, water-efficient faucet aerators can reduce usage by up to 84%. While this can be beneficial in any situation, it can really help if you tend to leave water behind. Since flow rates range from 0.35 to 2.2 gallons per minute, make sure the aerator you choose provides enough volume for your task. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faucet_aerator.

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