Spending time outdoors to play in the pool, wash the car, or maintain your yard can be a lot of fun, and a good time to look for ways to conserve water.
- Use a nozzle on your hose to shut off or adjust the spray to fit the amount of water you need to use when you water the lawn or wash your car.
- Mow your lawn using a higher lawn mower setting. Having longer grass will allow less evaporation and keep your lawn more hydrated.
- Try not to over-water your lawn, and make sure to prevent water evaporation by watering the lawn in the morning or evening.
- Use a broom to clean your sidewalk and driveway instead of water from the hose.
- If you have a swimming pool or hot tub, cover it when not in use. By doing this, you can reduce the water loss to evaporation by 90 percent.
- Plant drought-resistant landscaping and use mulch to conserve moisture in your yard.