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Fight the Drought

Going Green, Drop by Drop

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. 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 Elliott’s.