Outside Conservation

  1. Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass holds moisture better than shorter grass!
  2. Collect rain water in a rain bucket or from a downspout to use for watering plants.
  3. Cover your pool when it is not being used. Evaporation could cause you to lose hundreds of gallons of water per month!
  4. Keep pool water levels low, and reduce splashing outside of the pool.
  5. Do not drain your pool in the fall. Cover it and save the water for next summer.
  6. Wash your car less frequently. When washing your car, make sure to soak it, and then turn the hose off. Leaving the hose on could result in major water loss.
  7. Water your lawn either early in the morning or later in the evening. This will reduce evaporation.
  8. Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom instead of a hose. Using a hose wastes about 25 gallons of water in 5 minutes.
  9. Don’t forget to repair outdoor leaks!
  10. Install a rain shut off device on automatic sprinklers. This can eliminate unnecessary