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.