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.