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Water is a precious resource, so don't spray your pavement and always use a broom. Fix leaky faucets and always use a shut-off nozzle attachment on hoses.
Your lawn might be your biggest water-waster so consider taking advantage of rebates and replacing your lawn. There are many beautiful alternatives that use much less water, such as drought-tolerant trees and shrubs.
You can save on watering in your garden by redirecting your rain gutter downspouts into your garden or into cisterns. Properly stored rainwater can be used to water your garden after the rains stop. When properly used, mulch and compost will reduce the need to water, too. Mulch or compost fallen leaves to control weeds and provide nutrients to your plants.