As we all know, water is a precious resource, and water conservation in the desert is the duty of all residents. With the water levels of both Lake Mead and Lake Powell at historic lows, it is important that all Valley residents do their best to conserve water. Here a few ideas to help save water around the house:
1. Use smart watering strategies. Check your drip system weekly for leaks. Change the zones timing for winter vs. summer, and after a good rain, turn the drip system off for a few days.
2. Change grooming practices. Take shorter showers and avoid baths, turn the water off while brushing your teeth and shaving.
3. Full loads. Wait to run washing machine and dishwasher until they are completely full loads.
4. Reconsider landscaping. Organize your yard into hydrozones, and use a different watering schedule for each to avoid both overwatering and underwatering. Replace water-intensive plants with low-water native plants or drought-resistant varieties. Be even bolder by getting rid of your lawn and replacing it with mulch, gravel or artificial turf.