As we enter the hottest part of the summer, it’s a good time to think about water conservation. The City’s water rates encourage residents to use less water. Not only does it help your budget, but you’ll also help conserve a precious resource.
Here are a few ways you can help reduce your water use during the summer:
- Use a rain barrel or cistern to capture rain water and use that to irrigate your garden
- Plant native or drought-tolerant plants that require less water
- Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and decks instead of using water to rinse off dust and debris
- Use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to water plants more efficiently and reduce water evaporation
- Water early in the morning so that plants have time to drink before the water evaporates
- Step on your grass. If it springs back, it doesn’t need water
The average Edgerton resident uses about 3,000 gallons of water per month.
To learn more about water conservation measures that you can take around your house, check out www.epa.gov/watersense.