Fix leaky faucets, one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons per year.
Leaving your kitchen tap running while you wash vegetables can waste a large amount of water. Instead, fill a bowl with water and use this to wash your vegetables. Then you can use that same bowl of water to water any household plants you may have.
Rain barrels collect and store rainwater, so you'll have less need to use tap water to water your garden. Prices can start from approximately $50-$75.
During warm weather; try to water your garden during the early morning or late evening, when the temperature will be slightly lower. At this time of day, you'll lose less water to evaporation.
Choosing plants that require little water will help you keep your garden looking healthy, even during periods of drought.
Always check the weather forecast before watering your garden. If rains predicted, hold off. Also remember to only water plants if truly necessary – grass, trees and shrubs usually don’t require watering.
Most hoses use 10 gallons per minute, while car washes typically use 35 gallons per wash. Instead of continually running your hose, use a bucket and sponge to wash your car. Use to hose to rinse.