This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
• Use a broom, not the hose.
When cleaning the driveway, sidewalk, patio or walkway, reach for a broom to sweep away dust and debris. You’ll save 30 gallons for every five minutes you don’t use the hose. The average homeowner can save more than 3,000 gallons a year just by sweeping, not washing, their hardscape.
For more tips, visit www.bewatersmart.info/.
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