The average household uses an average of 29 billion gallons of water per day, 30% of which is devoted to outdoor use – irrigation.

If you’re living in an arid area, like the Southwest, this may be even higher.

Cutting back our water usage is essential to avoiding the devastating effects of a long-lasting drought. Here are a few ways to cut back this year:

  • Replace thirsty plants with native plants
  • Plant succulent plants throughout your landscaping
  • Replace your lawn with artificial lawn
  • Upgrade your old water-based appliances to energy-efficient appliances
  • Replace old toilets with water-efficient toilets
  • Install water-efficient shower heads

These are just a few ways you can conserve water throughout the year.

Learn more at the EPA.