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Here are a few links to other resources you may find helpful as you plan your S.W.I.S.H. report, presentation, brochures, or community action project. If you are ready to complete your report for the Con Serve Detective Agency you can return to the Guideline/Tips section.


Do you know how to xeriscape? Grouping plants with the same water needs together, mulching them, and watering them correctly will go a long way to saving water used outdoors. Much water is wasted on lawns and landscaping. In fact watering the yard accounts for 25 to 50 percent of all residental water.
How can I find out more about xeriscaping?
Does every drop really count? You bet! those dripping faucets can add up to lots of wasted water.
How much water can a dripping faucet waste?
Using water saving appliances and fixtures such as low flow toilets can save lots of water each day.
Where can I find out more about low flush toilets?
Is the cost of conserving water by using water saving devices really worth the price?
How much can water saving devices save?
Everyday citizens and kids can do a lot to conserve water. The biggest problem is that people are not aware of the problems and what they can do to help. Everyone needs to spread the word.
What else can be done to conserve water?
Desalination of seawater to remove salt may help create an additional source of public water but many problems still exist in building plants to do this. Until then we need to use reclaimed water (treated so it can be used on lawns) and conserve water supplies.
Where can I find out about desalination ?
Much of the water stored in aquifers is deep underground. Wells can be drilled to pump the water out.
Just what is an aquifer? Find out more.
Most of our water supply comes from ground water that is pumped from underground aquifers. Other water comes from water bodies such as rivers, lakes, and streams. We need to protect this water supply.
Does your area depend on Ground Water Use? Find out more.


Are you ready to write up your recommendations for the Con Serve Detective Agency as part of the S.W.I.S.H. team? You can go to the Guidelines/Tips for reporting section to proceed.