Water Conservation Status: Normal
Even if we are not in a mandatory water conservation situation, we do recommend that you consider taking some easy steps to reduce your water usage. This will help alleviate strains on the water system, as well as lower your water bill.
Here a few top things you can do to conserve water:
- Don't Let the Water Run
This is perhaps one of the most popular water conservation tips. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. Fill a sink with rinse water rather than using running water when washing dishes. Look for other ways that you can keep water from going down the drain.
- Replace Older Toilets and Appliances with Water-Efficient Models
The toilet is one of the major uses of water in a home. By switching to a newer water-efficient toilet, you can make significant decreases in your water usage. Other water-efficient appliances such as washing machines are also great for helping you save water.
- Save Money in the Shower
You can reduce water use in your shower by installing a water-efficient shower head. Additionally, taking a slightly shorter shower can save a lot of water over the course of a year.
- Change the Time You Water Your Lawn
We recommend that you water your lawn early in the morning between 4 and 6 a.m. or between 6 and 8 p.m. in the evening. This will help decrease the amount of water evaporation.
- Don't Overwater Your Lawn
In addition to wasting water, overwatering your lawn can ruin the grass. One easy way to check whether your lawn needs water is to step on it. If your footstep disappears within a minute or two, your lawn does not need watering. If you are using an automatic irrigation system, be sure that you adjust the settings regularly to match seasonal changes.
- Adjust Your Sprinklers
Make sure that your sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems are watering your lawn only rather than the house, sidewalks, and streets.
- Choose Plants That Match the Climate
By choosing grass and plants that fit our area, the amount of watering they require will be greatly decreased. As an added bonus, native plants tend to need less care than plants not suited for the area.
- Watch for Leaks
Keep an eye out for leaks around outdoor and indoor faucets, pools, toilets, irrigation systems, and pipes. That dripping faucet may not seem like a big water waster, but those drops add up quickly. Repair any leaking areas as quickly as possible.