Water is essential to our everyday lives so it’s important to conserve our water supplies. Cutting water use outside is really important. If each of us changed our water-use habits even a little, we could save billions of gallons of water. Here’s a few ways you can help:
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks and save up to 150 gallons each time.
- Check and repair promptly your sprinkler system for leaks, oversprays and broken sprinkler heads to save up to 500 gallons per month.
- Water your plants in the evening or early in the morning to reduce evaporation and to save up to 25 gallons each time.
- Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts watering based on weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type to save up to 40 gallons per day.
Be a team player. Follow your local water agency’s suggested watering days to save up to 840 gallons per week.
Metropolitan Water District’s conservation website, bewaterwise.com, offers additional tips on how to reduce indoor and outdoor water use. Love Water. Save Water.