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  1. Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
  2. Defrost your food in the refrigerator instead of using running water.
  3. Check your water meter for hidden water leaks – if the water meter does not read exactly the same before and after a two hour period when no water is being used, there is a leak.
  4. Put food colouring in your toilet tank – if it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there is a leak (saves up to 750 litres per day).
  5. Replace standard toilets with high efficency models. Replacing a 13 litre toilet with a high efficiency model can save up to 7 litres of water per flush. Many communities have rebate programs.
  6. Install water-saving shower heads.
  7. Install low flow faucet aerators (saves about 2 gallons per minute).
  8. Insulate water pipes – you’ll get hot water faster.
  9. Turn on washer and dishwasher only when it is full.
  10. Use a front loading washer.
  11. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator – instead of running the tap until it gets cold.
  12. Take shorter showers.
  13. Rinse your razor in the sink with a few inches of warm water instead of using running water.

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