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Reasons for saving water
Obviously all human activity requires water, but certain aspects that pertain to water heating and electricity (topics in my website) might be overlooked.
Saving water saves electricity from not pumping water.
Conserving water means a smaller water heater... and less energy consumption.
Dripping hot water side of faucet removes hot from water heater tank that is replaced with cold water that needs to be heated to set point, wasting water and the water needed for electric generation.
Water is essential for generation of all electricity, for example cooling the coal-or-oil-or-gas-or-atomic generator, steam explosion powering the generator, hydroelectric generation.
Some regions (South Texas for example) the rice crop was cancelled several years during the drought so there was enough water for the power plant and towns etc.
PV solar generation does not require water during generation ... but making aluminum frames for solar panels requires smelting aluminum... requiring massive electric generation ... usually from hydroelectric plants in the NW.
Price of water What is water worth?
If you carried each gallon from the river up to 2nd floor bathtub, when would you start to conserve?
Average home uses 1/4 to 1/2 acre-foot water per year.
135,000 gallons = 27,000 5-gallon buckets

If each bath cost $30, would you conserve?
Remember, conserving resources is 'conservative'

Average home with water well pays $12 per year to pump water.
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Toro zero pressure rain barrel timer Rain barrel timer/ battery operated
Toro zero pressure rain barrel timer
Water timers cannot be exposed to freezing temperatures, or freezing water can expand and crack timer
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Toro low pressure rain barrel timer at Amazon

Variable cycle timer instructions
Set frequency... this is the number of times you want to water each week
For example the timer can turn On once each 24 hours or once each 2 hours etc

Then set duration of watering... this is amount of time the water will run ... choose from 1minute to 2 hours

Resource:
Toro manual
Rain collector Rain barrel collection system:
Low pressure water timer Pour bath water into rain barrel
Bathtub uses 20-25 gallons water
Use 5 gallon bucket to empty bathtub and pour into rain barrel
5 gallons x 8.4 lbs per gallon.

I used closed-head 55 gallon barrel... cut hole in top, leaving 1" rim around top to attach hardware cloth and screen.
Re-use water in garden and for grass and trees

Pour in 2 pints hydrogen peroxide occasionally to deodorize
Order 1" bulkhead fitting, and drill 2" hole, 1" IP thread
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Bulhead fitting at Amazon
Closed head 55 gallon plastic drum at Amazon
Open head 55 gallon plastic at Amazon
Rain barrel water timer DIY rain barrel water timer/ normally closed
Normally closed valve:
When Power is OFF, valve is Off
When timer is ON, valve is open
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3/4" / 24Volt DC/ brass valve Amazon
3/4" / 12VDC/ plastic valve at Amazon
3/4" / 24VAC/ plastic valve at Amazon

12 Volt DC transformer/ 30 watt
12 Volt AC transformer / 40 watt
24 Volt AC transformer / 40 watt
24 Volt AC transformer w/ square box cover / 40 watt

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rainbarrel timer Rainbarrel timer/ Normally closed with override
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3/4" / 24VAC/ Orbit plastic valve Amazon

24 Volt AC transformer / 40 watt
24 Volt AC transformer w/ square box cover / 40 watt
Orbit sprinkler valve transformer

Orbit programmable sprinkler timer
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Orbit irrigation timer Orbit 57894 timer and valve
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3/4" / 24VAC/ Orbit plastic valve Amazon
Orbit programmable sprinkler timer

Resouce:
Orbit 57894 manual

Gas and electric water heaters Support the economy:
Buy water heaters  from my associate links:

50 gallon Gas water heaters at Amazon
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50 gallon Electric water heaters at Amazon
40 gallon electric water heaters at Amazon
Hybrid / heat pump/ water heaters at Amazon

Resources:
How to install gas water heater
Troubleshoot gas water heater
Troubleshoot electric water heater
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