Did you know a leaky toilet can cost you thousands? A new toilet flap costs between $5-15 Don’t let your money go down the drain!
Install a low-flow showerhead that limits the flow from the shower to less than three gallons per minute. Take short showers and install a cutoff valve, or turn the water off while washing and back on again only to rinse. Take a shower instead of taking a bath. Showers with low-flow showerheads often use less water than taking a bath. Reduce the level of the water being used in a bathtub by one or two inches if a shower is not available.
Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Mulch will slow evaporation of moisture while discouraging weed growth.
Soft, wet areas around your sprinkler heads, especially when the system has not been in use, could indicate a leak. Contact your licensed landscape professional to determine if repairs are needed. This message brought to you by Larry the Talking Sprinkler and the North Fort Bend Water Authority. For more information, please visit www.talkingsprinkler.com
1. Don’t throw dropped ice cubes in the sink: they can be used to water house plants. 2. When kids want to play in the sprinkler, use it in an area your lawn needs water most. 3. Don’t let the sun steal your water: water your lawn in the morning or evening. 4. Ensure sprinklers water grass and not concrete. Water is a precious resource: Every drop counts!
Water during the early morning or evening hours since evaporation losses will be up to 60 percent higher during the day. Do not water on windy days. Set sprinklers so the lawn is watered, not sidewalks, pavement and driveways. Use an overlapping sprinkler pattern to cover the lawn evenly.
Watering your lawn and irrigating consumes much more water than most people realize. Ensure your sprinklers aren’t watering the street, are free of leaks, and operate outside of peak usage hours.