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Try the following tips in order to conserve water outside:
Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance
check-up. For more water
efficient cooling check your evaporative coolers annually.
When washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket.
Use a hose with a
shut-off nozzle for the final rinse.
Use a broom when cleaning your driveway.
Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not
the house, sidewalk,
or street. Do not water on Windy days. Check and maintain your sprinkler
Water your lawn every third day. Always water during the
cool time of the
day to minimize evaporation. Early morning is best, and the peak water
consumption hours (4 p.m. - 9 p.m.) should be avoided.
Adjust your irrigation schedule to accommodate changes
in seasonal water
demand. Install an automatic timer.
For landscaping, use native or other low water use
Using a layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation
and promotes plant
growth. Water retaining basins also allow water to be concentrated around