As our population continues to grow, so does our demand for water. It is estimated that a single person uses approximately 100 gallons of water daily, thus, it is essential that we take responsibility for our water usage and set goals to reduce the amount of water we consume in our everyday lives.
The following tips may be useful when considering ways your household may conserve water usage:
Collect rain water for use on household plants and in gardens; establish rain barrels to collect run-off from roofs to water lawns and trees.
Fix leaking faucets and insulate pipes.
Turn off faucets when brushing teeth or lathering hands with soap.
Only run dishwashers and washing machines when at full capacity.
Avoid over-mowing in dry conditions or over-fertilizing lawns. Both increase grass roots' need for water.
Install aerators in faucets.
Replace toilets with low-water volume models.
If watering outdoor plants, do so in the early mornings or in the evenings to reduce evaporation.
Use mulch to keep moisture in the soil around plants and trees.