- Common outdoor water-saving tools
- And some not-so-common outdoor water-saving tools
- Repairing leaks outside (and inside, while you’re at it)
- Garden Hose Nozzles – The spray from a garden hose nozzle can be directed onto the plants or shrubs that need more water. When you wash your car, use a hose nozzle to turn off the water and save more than 100 gallons.
- Brooms – A broom is the right tool to clean your driveway or sidewalk between rain showers. Just sweep the dirt and spread it over your lawn or put it in the garbage. This will keep the dirt from entering the storm sewer catch basins.
- Sprinkler Timers – A sprinkler timer can be set to shut off your sprinkler after a set amount of time.
- Screwdriver – Use a long screwdriver as a soil probe to test soil moisture. If you can push it easily into your lawn for several inches, don’t water. Proper lawn watering can save thousands of gallons of water annually.
Water-Saving Tip #88
Use sprinklers that throw big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops of water and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.