Water-Saving Tip of the Week

A laundry machine can use between 10 and 45 gallons per wash load, depending on whether it’s a high-efficiency or top-loading washer. Changing your laundry outflow to a landscape gray-water system is a great way to reuse water at your home and reduce your water bills. Learn more about gray-water systems (and potential rebates on them) at, or check out the Laundry to Landscape DVD at your local library. The site also holds information on the rebates available on new high-efficiency clothes washers.

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