Did you know that residential outdoor water use in the United States accounts for more than 9 billion gallons of water used each day, mainly for landscape irrigation. It is estimated that as much as 50 percent of the residential outdoor water we use is wasted through evaporation, wind, or runoff, due in part to improper irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance!
You can start to reduce your landscape water use by investigating four simple questions:
- What are the water requirements of your plants?
- What kind of irrigation system do you use and how does it work?
- Where does your water comes from?
- How does water move in your landscape?
Eager to know more?
Use this tool to determine how water-savvy your landscape is and what resources are best for you!
Being water wise will save you money, make your plants grow better, and reduce water waste!