Water Conservation Tips

  1. For any small area of grass, water by hand. On slopes, try a soaker hose to help prevent wasteful runoff.
  2. Adjust your mower to a higher setting.  Grass blades grow longer and shade one another, helping to fight heat and hold moisture.
  3. Don’t water your lawn too much.  A sprinkler at the end of a hose needs your personal attention.  Buy timer attachments or set a kitchen timer to ring in 15 or 20 minutes to remind you to move the sprinkler.
  4. Adjust lawn watering to the weather.  After a heavy rain, skip your regular watering day until the grass needs it again.  Teach your family members how to turn off an automatic sprinkler system in case a storm comes up during the sprinkling cycle.
  5. When you walk on your lawn, do you leave footprints behind?  That’s a sign the grass needs water.  It’s too dry to spring back when you walk on it.  Another sign is grass that turns a dull gray-green color.
  6. Take shorter showers and turn the faucet off when brushing your teeth.
  7. Run the dishwasher and washing machine only with full loads.
  8. Fix leaks inside and outside immediately.

 

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