100+ Ways to Conserve – Water Use It Wisely

Outdoor Tips

  • #1

    Only water your lawn when needed. You can tell this by simply walking across your lawn. If you leave footprints, it’s time to water.

  • #2

    Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.

  • #3

    Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance checkup. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

  • #4

    Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.

  • #6

    Avoid planting turf in areas that are hard to water such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and driveways.

  • #7

    Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.

  • #8

    Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost instead and save gallons every time.

  • #9

    Plant during the spring or fall when the watering requirements are lower.

  • #11

    Check your water meter and bill to track your water usage.

  • #12

    Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

  • #14

    Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water a year.

  • #15

    Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk and save 80 gallons of water every time.

  • #18

    hide your watering cycle into shorter periods to reduce runoff and allow for better absorption every time you water.

  • #19

    We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses

    for leaks.

  • #20

    Periodically check your pool for leaks if you have an automatic refilling device.