Water before 10 a.m. to save water and maintain plant health. Watering in the afternoon increases water loss due to evaporation. Watering in the evening can make your lawn and plants more prone to disease.
Rainwater harvesting is simply the collecting and storing of rainwater. Before there were public water utilities, many households collected rainwater. You can easily start collecting rainwater with a rain barrel, or you can install a more complex system.
The average family uses about 200 gallons of water per day indoors. Showers, toilets, and faucets account for nearly 60 percent of that amount, offering an opportunity for major water savings. Water-efficient fixtures are available at a wide variety of price points and in many styles to match your needs.
Household leaks in Texas alone could waste more than 90 billion gallons of water each year. You can discover whether your home has leaks by checking your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is used. If the meter changes at all, you may have a leak.
You don’t have to replace appliances or fixtures to save water and money. There are simple actions everyone can take. Run full loads only for the dishwasher and washing machine. Take shorter showers. Turn off the tap for shaving or brushing your teeth.
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