Water your lawn and garden, and wash your car only when
Use water-efficient sprinklers and timing devices to aid
absorption by the soil. These items are widely available
at garden and hardware stores where they can be purchased
at low cost. Watering the sidewalk, gutter or street wastes
Water your lawn in the morning before 10 a. m. to avoid
rapid evaporation. Evening watering is an acceptable second
choice but in some locations runs the risk of fostering
mildew growth on your grass.
Water root areas of your plants, preferably with a drip
irrigation system which can save up to 60% over other watering
Use a broom, not a hose, when cleaning driveways and walkways.
Wash your car with a bucket and a hose with a shut off nozzle.
Wash one section of the car at a time and rinse it quickly.
Use a hose that is high-pressure, low- volume, and has a
pistol grip nozzle.
Locate and label the master water supply valve for ease
of response in case of a major leak or broken pipe. Consider
turning off your water and hot water heater when going on