- Check for leaks in outdoor faucets, pipes and hoses. Slight drips can add up to many gallons of wasted water.
- Water your lawn only when it’s needed. A good way to check if your lawn needs watering is to step on the grass. If it springs back up when you move, it doesn't need water.
- Avoid watering your lawn on windy days. Wind will carry water away form the intended area.
- Water your lawn in the cooler parts of the day to avoid excess evaporation.
- Don’t water the gutter. Position your sprinklers so water lands on the lawn or garden not on paved areas.
- Check toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, color begins to appear in the bowl, you know there is a leak that needs to be repaired.
Install water saving showerheads or flow restrictors. Local hardware or plumbing supply stores stock these, and they are easy to install.
- Please remember, not only are you wasting money when you let the water run needlessly, you are also wasting a very precious resource!
Thank you for conserving!