Water Conservation

Live the Good Life with Water Conservation

The wise use and protection of the water essential for most plants and animal life is the simple understanding of water conservation. Saving water can save the environment by helping ease the burden on water storage, purification, distribution and treatment facilities. View the water conservation pamphlet (PDF) for more information.

Conserve water and save in the following ways:

  • Change wasteful habits.
  • Don’t leave taps running
  • Repair leaks promptly
  • Use water saving devices
  • Use water wisely
  1. Watering Your Lawn
  2. Water Saver Guide
  3. Water Sprinkler Rate
  4. Irrigation Rate
  5. Leaks
  6. Backflow Prevention

To develop deep, healthy root systems, plants should be watered only when the first signs of wilt occur. As the soil begins to dry out, the lawn will show a lack of moisture by lengthwise folding or rolling of blades. When the lawn shows signs of wilt, it is time to irrigate.

Over watering doesn’t allow plants to absorb irrigation water or use water efficiently. In some instances water is applied too rapidly and then lost through run-off. In other cases, like daytime watering, water is lost through evaporation.