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.

  1. 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.
  2. Mow your lawn using a higher lawn mower setting. Having longer grass will allow less evaporation and keep your lawn more hydrated.
  3. Try not to over-water your lawn, and make sure to prevent water evaporation by watering the lawn in the morning or evening.
  4. Use a broom to clean your sidewalk and driveway instead of water from the hose.
  5. 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.
  6. Plant drought-resistant landscaping and use mulch to conserve moisture in your yard.