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.