We’ve been celebrating Smart Irrigation Month, a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Using water wisely can also help save money on your utility bill and nurture green spaces.
Our client, Green Mountain Energy came up with some great tips for conserving water at home. Check them out!
We sometimes take water for granted. Most days we turn on the faucet and don’t think twice. But what happens in the event of a drought? How can we water the lawn, take a shower, or do the dishes while conserving water?
According to the National Center for Environmental Information, about 20% of the United States were experiencing moderate to extreme drought last month.* In the event of a drought, we should be aware of ways to conserve water.
To promote the conservation of water all year long, we’ve come up with tips you can apply to your daily routine:
1. When washing dishes by hand, instead of letting the water run, fill the sink or a large container and then rinse your dishes once they’ve all been scrubbed.
2. Operate the dishwasher (and laundry!) only when full and loaded
3. Take showers instead of baths, and try to keep it quick!
4. Turn off the water while you are shaving, washing your face or brushing your teeth.
5. Install a smart sprinkler, such as the Rachio Iro from Green Mountain Energy, which can read weather patterns and help you water only when necessary.
6. Give your pet a bath on a patch of grass that needs some extra love.
7. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters to use for gardens and lawns.
8. Keep your faucets turned off and make sure they’re not leaking – one drip every second adds up to 5 gallons per day.