It’s hot, it’s dry, and the Yellowstone River is low. How can you help conserve water during this critical time when there is no relief in the forecast?
- Use a broom, not the hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks
- Water during the early parts of the day, as this will cause less evaporation
- Only water your lawn when it really needs it (about 1” a week)
- Position sprinklers carefully so as not to “water” paved areas
- Set a timer to avoid over-watering
- Plant drought-resistant plants and use decorative gravel or mulch
- Take shorter showers (time yourself)
- Only do laundry/run dishwasher when you have a full load to wash
- Don’t run the sink constantly while washing dishes or brushing teeth
Not only will you be saving money on your water bill, but you will also be helping keep more water reserved for emergencies and consumption.