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How Do You Encourage Your Family to Use Less Water?

October 29, 2009 - 9:00am


On Monday, Allison discussed fifteen ways you can save on your water heating costs. While there are many ways to keep your HOT water use to a minimum, sometimes the best thing to do is just shut off the water as much as possible!

But if you have multiple people living in your home, it can be difficult to convince everyone to do their part to use less water. Maybe one likes to linger in a hot shower while another leaves the water running while brushing his teeth—all of these little habits add up!

How do you encourage your family to use less water?

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