Suggestions on how to optimize your use of waterIndoors
- Slow the flow. A low-flow showerhead can save up to 60 % of the water a typical showerhead uses.
- Use your dishwasher. A high-efficiency dishwasher can save up to 24 gallons of water compared to hand washing, using as little as 3 gallons.
- Check for toilet leaks. A toilet with a leak can waste as much as 100 gallons of water daily.
- Deep watering. Water lawns and gardens slowly to conserve water and ensure it reaches plant roots effectively.
- Check your sprinklers. Regularly inspect irrigation equipment and connections to save on water bills. Check for leaks and broken or jammed sprinkler heads.
- Mulch it up! Mulch enhances the garden's beauty, manages weeds, prevents soil erosion, and reduces evaporation, aiding in water conservation by retaining moisture in the soil.
- Get Smart. Consider upgrading to a "smart" controller or adding a rain sensor to your irrigation system. These controllers can automatically analyze weather and soil moisture levels to adjust watering schedules, conserving water and providing optimal plant hydration.
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- "Watering Tips," epa.gov/watersense/watering-tips