Water Conservation Tips

Tips for Conserving Water

Outdoors

Lawn Watering

One inch of water per week is all that is generally necessary to maintain your lawn. Avoid overwatering by using a rain gauge or coffee can to measure the volume of water applied. As a general rule, water for 20 minutes, three times per week to apply one inch of water.

Use a Smart Controller

Install a smart irrigation controller on your home system to avoid overwatering. A rebate of $50 per installation of a smart irrigation controller is available through the Green Rewards Program.

Lawn Care

Allow your grass to grow taller in hot dry weather. Longer grass means less evaporation and will encourage roots to grow deeper leaving your lawn more drought-tolerant.

 

Pool

Use a pool cover to keep water clean and reduce evaporation.

General Maintenance

Use a broom instead of a water hose to clear debris from patios, driveways, and sidewalks.

Landscaping

Plant trees to provide shade. Decrease lawn area. Use drought-resistant shrubs. Increase areas of ground cover. Mulch.

Valves and Hoses

Check outdoor pipes, hoses, and faucets for leaks.

Indoors

Laundry

Only wash full loads of laundry when using a washing machine.

Personal Grooming

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving.

Dishes

If you wash dishes by hand, rinse them in a sink partially filled with clean water instead of under running water.

Bathroom Fixtures

Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators, available at a discount through our Green Rewards Program, to cut down on the amount of water you use.

Leaks

Repair leaking faucets, tanks and pipes.

 
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