Here are some basics to help you cut down on water usage outside your home.

  • Water your lawn early in the day
  • Check your sprinklers to avoid watering pavement or other unnecessary areas
  • Adjust automatic sprinkler settings
  • Read your water meter—if the meter is running when no water is running, you may have a leak
  • Don’t water your lawn in the wind
  • Consider a drip line for trees, shrubs and flower beds
  • Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. If a pipe were to burst, this could save you gallons