How To Save Money by Saving Water

Conserve water this spring with these outdoor water-saving tips.

by Meredith Tredeau

Tip #1
Use a broom. Instead of a hose, use a broom to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways.

Tip #2
Harvest rainwater. Use a rain barrel to collect water from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

Tip #3
Don’t overwater. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. About an inch of water is enough each time you irrigate.

Tip #4
Adjust your mower blades. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass. Adjust your blades to a height of around two inches. 

If walking across your lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it’s time to water.

Visit ncwsa.us/conservation-tips to learn more about saving water at home, at work and in the garden.

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