Outdoor Conservation

Landscaping irrigation alone accounts for approximately 40% - 50% of residential water use. There are many ways to conserve water outdoors, including xeriscaping, installing rain/moisture sensors on your irrigation system, fixing system leaks, and harvesting rainwater for use in your yard. For more ideas, see the outdoor water conservation tips and website/document links below.

Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

  • When using a hose, use a nozzle that stops the flow of water when the handle is released.
  • Water early or late in the day, not midday when water evaporates more quickly.
  • Replace some of your lawn with a deck, patio or low-water use plants.
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of hosing them off.
  • Apply a thick layer of mulch around your plants to reduce evaporation (this also helps to suppress weeds).
  • Wash your car at a commercial car wash where they recycle the wash water.

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