Fight The Drought
Easy Ways to Conserve Water During the Dry Season
Whether you’re in a region with water restrictions in place, or you just want to save some money on your water bill, reducing your water usage is a smart move. Conserving water isn’t just good for the environment - it’s also good for your wallet. Cutting back on your water usage can generate big savings on your utility bill. Here are some easy ways you can conserve water and prevent waste.
Indoor Water Conservation
- Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they're fully loaded.
- Install low-flush toilets and water-saving showerheads.
- Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator instead of a water bath.
- Check all toilets, faucets and pipes for leaks.
Lawn & Garden Water Conservation
- Use soaker hoses to prevent overwatering.
- Use drip irrigation systems to target just the plants you want to water.
- Water your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening.
- Cover your garden soil with mulch (especially around plants) to reduce evaporation.
- Plant drought-tolerant plants and grasses that need less water.
Pool & Patio Water Conservation
- Use a broom to clean patios and driveways instead of a hose.
- If you have a pool, use a cover to cut back on water evaporation.
- Attach rain barrels to your downspouts to collect rainwater for irrigation.
You’ll find all your hoses, drip irrigation equipment, and other water-saving essentials at Marvin’s