During the warmest months of the year, you may find that your household’s water usage is higher than usual. Outdoor activities like gardening, lawn care, home maintenance, and car washing can all use a lot of water. However, some of that water is wasted if it evaporates in the heat, forms puddles in the yard, or runs off hard surfaces.
Following these water conservation tips can help reduce your water bill:
- Check hoses, irrigation systems, and spigots for leaks then repair as needed.
- Water your plants in the morning or early evening to reduce water lost to evaporation.
- Use an automatic shut-off nozzle for your gardening hose to control the flow.
- Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only – not the street or sidewalk.
- Wash your car using a water bucket over your lawn or a commercial car wash that recycles water.
- Sweep your sidewalk, steps, and driveway instead of hosing off those areas.
Learn more on our Water Conservation page.