Quick tips to save water:
Irrigation and Landscaping
- Water your lawns early, before sunrise or after sunset. This maximizes water absorption into the soil and minimizes evaporation loss.
- Water your lawn only when needed. Most plants do not need to be watered every day & excess watering not only wastes water, but can harm plants.
- Make sure your sprinklers not aimed on sidewalks, streets or driveways.
- Landscape with plants that do not require much water.
- Use a trigger or automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose.
- Use mulch around trees and plants.
- Shut off your sprinklers after a rain.(installation of a rain shutoff switch)
- Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses to water trees, shrubs, and flower beds.
- Integrate rocks, bricks, gravel and decks into your landscaping.
In the Bathroom
- Take five-minute-or-less showers.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Check and fix leaks in toilets. (Watch a helpful video on finding leaks.)
- Use 1.5-gallon-per-minute showerheads, and replace older toilets with high-efficiency toilets.
In the Kitchen or Laundry
- Only wash laundry with full loads.
- Use your garbage disposal sparingly.