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  • Saving Water Outdoors

    Amarillo Water Saving Water Indoors Saving Water Outdoors Lawn Talk

    • 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.