Of all the residential water we use in the US, on average we use about a quarter outdoors. In some western states it’s half to three-quarters, primarily for lawns and gardens. A few simple steps can reduce your outdoor water consumption.
Lawn watering in excess may contribute to flow in urban streams when more water is applied than plants can use or when sidewalks or driveways receive water from mis-aimed sprinklers. Lawn Watering in Excess has Unintended Consequences Lawn watering in excess of what plants need or misdirecting sprinklers to spray onto sidewalks or driveways may […]
It takes a lot of water to produce the food we eat, the energy we use and all the things that we buy. Use our water saving tips below to reduce your water use by fixing all those outdoor water leaks. You’ll find lots of ways to shrink your water footprint. Check your in-ground irrigation […]
Got an empty pool? With drought a perennial topic in the news and outdoor pools requiring major water inputs (just like grass), a lot of homeowners are opting to leave theirs dry. We challenged ourselves to come up with 50 ideas for your empty pool, and we met that challenge, albeit…creatively. Check out our list. 50 Alternative Uses […]