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Drought – How you can help

Review tips and strategies on how to conserve water both indoors and outdoors.

Water conservation: What you can do

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All Albertans are asked to consider ways to use water wisely. Conserving water is always a good habit and it can help your community, as well as Albertans downstream from you.

If looking for ways to save water, there are small steps that everyone can take. Learn more about water conservation or get ideas for ways to save from the tips below.

Indoor water conservation tips

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Take shorter (5 minutes) showers.

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Fix leaks, including leaky toilets and faucets.

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Fill the sink instead of letting the water run when washing dishes.

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Keep a jug of cool water in the fridge instead of running the tap.

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Use dishwashers and washing machines with full loads only.

Outdoor water conservation tips in spring and summer

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Water your lawn no more than necessary.

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If allowed, water sparingly in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation.

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Collect and reuse water for outdoor plant use.

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Clean outside with a broom instead of a hose.

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Check for leaks in outdoor pipes, faucets, and hoses.

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Plant drought tolerant vegetation.

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Use a water-saving pool filter.

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Check with your local water supplier on restrictions in your area.


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