This is part of a new weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
• Use an automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose.
It may not seem like much, but every minute you run the hose represents 5 gallons. If you’re washing your car, a shut-off nozzle is mandatory in Sacramento. But this device also comes in handy when watering plants – no waste in between target recipients.
If the shut-off nozzle stops 10 minutes of water waste a week, that adds up to 2,600 gallons a year in water savings.
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– Debbie Arrington