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Water-wise tip: Use shut-off nozzle when washing car

Published: Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am

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

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