Home and garden water conservation tips

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.