As temperatures rise in summer, so does outdoor water use. Here are four easy ways to reduce your water use and your water bill.
by Meredith Tredeau
Inspect irrigation systems and fix any sprinkler heads that are broken or spraying on the sidewalk, street, or driveway.
Water early in the morning (before 10 a.m) or later in the evening (after 6 p.m.) when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
Use a pool cover when you’re not in the pool. Investing in a cover can not only prevent water loss through evaporation, it can also keep your pool clean and reduce chemical use.
Don’t overfill the pool, and try to keep water
in the pool when playing. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.
About 50%of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation or runoff due to overwatering.
Visit ncwsa.us/conservation-tips to learn more about saving water at home, at work and in the garden.