Tag Archives: Water Conservation

Save Yard Water with These Easy Tricks

Whether you have a standard lawn or a water-conserving Xeriscape, conscientious watering is important. Not only does it save resources, it can also help save you some money and prepare you for drought-related water shortages. The best thing you can do to maintain a low-water garden and yard is to avoid overwatering. Often, people will forget to adjust their watering practices with the changing season. Overwatering is especially prevalent in the fall when summer water schedules are simply too much for the cooler season and shorter days. When plants and grass are overwatered, the water goes beyond the root zone and is wasted. It can …

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Conserve Your Water and Your Bath!

While quick showers are still the best way to conserve water in your bathroom, you don’t have to give up your occasional long soaks in the tub. Low-flow shower heads can help save water in the shower, but decreasing flow will not help in the tub since baths use a fixed amount of water. But don’t fret – there are still several simple ways you can save some H2O and a little on your water bill in the process! • Only fill the tub as much as you need. Babies, children, and pets don’t need a full tub and can use much less water than …

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Spring Greening

It’s almost time for that sunny ritual we all love to hate – spring cleaning! But before you get your checklist ready, there are a few ways you can save water now and the rest of the year. It’s time to green up your clean up! 1. Clean Yourself! Taking showers instead of baths can dramatically reduce your water usage. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water while a quick five minute shower needs only 10 to 25 gallons. Challenge yourself to take the quickest shower possible – you can time yourself with a stopwatch, or listen to how many songs it …

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