Cutting down on water usage begins at home, and there are several things that can be done to save water. An easy way to cut down on water use is to stop any leaks from pipes, toilets, dripping taps, and other areas.

People can also change their routines to conserve water. Taking shorter showers and turning off the water when shampooing or brushing your teeth saves many litres of water every day.

Simple things done in the kitchen lead to huge water wastage, such as running water from the tap until it is cool enough to drink. Instead, a person should place a container of water in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

Cleaning with water is another area where people increase their water consumption.

Other methods of saving water include purchasing water efficient appliances and designing new homes with energy-saving methods.

Caring for a landscape or garden often requires excess water. However, planting native plants can reduce the amount of water needed to keep them healthy in dry weather.

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