When the weather is hot, take note of these cool summer water-saving tips!
•Use a Pool Cover. It takes about 19,000 gallons of water to fill the average swimming pool, and left uncovered, pool water can evaporate at a rate of about 1,000 gallons a month! So, cover your pool when not in use and save gallons of water from evaporating. You’ll also save on pool cleaning!
•Don’t let the hose run. When you’re outside watering the lawn or gardening, get a squeeze (pistol grip) nozzle for your hose so you don’t have to let water run. According to the EPA, nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly one-third of all residential water use, totalling 9 billion gallons per day. Save on this most precious natural resource. In Ventura, currently all water comes from local resources. Let’s keep it that way!
•Pack your own bottle. When you’re out of the house, travel with your own water bottle filled with tap water from home. It’s more economical, saves on the environment, and is healthier for you. Water from the tap is constantly monitored and held to a higher standard.
•Set your lawn mower one notch higher. Longer grass means less evaporation. Longer lawns are also better for your grass and helps prevents weeds from growing.
•Avoid the use of misters. Water evaporates almost immediately in hot weather. Instead, reach for a cool drink!