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Water conservation tips straight from the Ky. Division of Water

It's National Drinking Water Week, but the Kentucky Division of Water says people should practice responsible water conservation all year long.

The agency points out that around 97 percent of the earth's water is salty ocean water, and most of the remaining fresh water is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The division says that leaves only about 1 percent for drinking. They advised some ways to save water inside and outside the home, including:

  • replacing old toilets with high-efficiency models
  • keep drinking water cooling in the refrigerator
  • turn off water while you brush your teeth
  • replace old showerheads with high-efficiency models
  • mulch bushes and trees to retain moisture
  • use a broom rather than a hose to clean off driveways and sidewalks
  • plant native and drought-tolerant plants

Filed under: Kentucky | Public service


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