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  • I am careful with my water. I live in a mountain community, near the bottom of the hill. This means that I am at the lowest point in the water system, which is a great place to be. If there are any issues with the water system, I am generally unaffected.

    I still think it is very necessary to find ways to conserve water and utilize it properly. One of the techniques is called "Rainharvesting". Your grandparents may have called this a "rain barrel". I have one, and I let it drain out into my garden, whenever the forecast seems dry.

    I use a soaker hose and an old, plastic ball-valve. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Well, it does not affect my water bill, because as you probably could have guessed, I don't make up to the minimum usage charge. This is a good practice and easy to sustain.
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