I mplement your own voluntary water conservation program by reducing residential outdoor watering to twice per week. This conservation measure alone will have the most significant impact on water usage.
Use a broom, not a hose, to remove debris from sidewalks, patios and driveways.
Drain water from pools and hot tubs onto vegetated areas, not in the gutter.
Fix leaky hoses and faucets.
Use hoses and sprinkler heads that drip water slowly close to the ground.
Let the City Utilities Office know when you see wasteful usage outdoors that occurs on a regular basis (see back cover for phone numbers).
Use a bucket of soapy water, not just the hose, to wash your car.
Don’t cut the grass too short — longer grass holds moisture better.
Concrete won’t grow — don’t water your driveway, the sidewalks or streets.
Don’t over water — find out what types of plants you have and how much water they really need.
There is more to yards than lawns. Use native and water-efficient plants and trees to create an enjoyable outdoor space.