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Tips for Wise Water Use

We recognize that water is a precious resource, and as part of our Water Conservation Plan, we promote the overall wise use of water and encourage water conservation during peak usage periods. As water use soars during the hot, summer months, there are things you can do around your home to conserve.

Inside Your Home

  • Check pipes and faucets for leaks.
  • Check toilets for hidden leaks.
  • Install water-conserving devices in your bathroom, such as low-flow shower heads.
  • Limit showers to five minutes.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Only run your dishwasher when you have a full load.
  • Wash vegetables in a pan of water instead of under a running faucet. Reuse that water to water household plants.
  • When washing clothes, fewer full loads use less water than several small loads.

Outside Your Home

  • Water your lawn based on your address – odd addresses should water Monday, Wednesday and Friday; even addresses should water Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday or Sunday.
  • Create water zones by putting plants with similar water needs together.
  • Focus on growing drought-tolerant plants.
  • Install drip-irrigation systems and soaker hoses in flower and vegetable gardens, around trees and shrubs, and in containers.
  • Utilize mulch to slow evaporation of moisture from the soil and keep the soil cool.
  • Capture and recycle rainwater.
  • Check hose connections for leaks.
  • Use a broom instead of water to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways.

We also offer a $75 rebate to residential water customers who have a rain sensor shut-off device or Wi-Fi sprinkler predictive controller installed by an irrigation company. More details are available here.